Blue wild rye, Blue wildrye
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Blue wild rye is a cool-season, tufted perennial bunchgrass. The loose to dense tufts are made up of 2-4 ft., leafy culms, each with a erect, to somewhat nodding, seedhead. Foliage is blue-green in color.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Ont. & n. MI
to s. AK,
s. through the Black Hills & CO,
& CA; also s.w. MO
& n.w. AR Native Habitat:
Open woods; moist meadows; drier hills
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Moist to dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: A desirable species for use in erosion control. The attractive, blue-green foliage adds value to commercial landscaping projects.
Last Update: 2007-01-01