Virginia wildrye, Virginia wild rye
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Culms: Strictly erect or decumbent
at base, mostly 60-120 cm tall, green.
Blades: Flat, mostly 5-15 mm. braod.
Spike: Usually stiffly erect.
Image Gallery: 1 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, DC Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Shaded banks, fence rows, open woodlands.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Organic, Clay, Loam, Sandy
BenefitUse Wildlife: Fair grazing, seed and forage for birds and small mammals, used for denning and nesting material.
Use Other: Good grazing for livestock.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval host for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.