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Blue Wildrye | Elymus glaucus

According to Heritage Seedlings, “This tall (up to 5 feet in flower) perennial grass is native to many western states and does well in a variety of habitats. The flowers are in spikes with long awns and turn golden brown in our mid-summer prairies looking impressive as they wave in the breeze. This is not a dominant grass of our Willamette Valley prairies but an important component to add diversity to a site.” Images taken by Matt Lavin and used under the Share-Alike 2.0 License.


Plant Details

HabitatsUpland Prairie and Savanna, Wet Prairie
Mature Height5 ft.
Shade Preferencepart sun
Soil ToleranceMoist to dry, well-drained soils.