Elymus virginicus

Elymus virginicus

Virginia wildrye

Cool season, tall, perennial bunchgrass. Adapted to moist, fertile, heavier soils along stream banks or in open habitats. Establishes well from seed. Good forage producer and very palatable in the fall and spring. Useful in native range restoration and as a pasture grass. Good seed producer.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
36 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Best
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
12 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
19.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
74,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes