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Elymus villosus

Silky Wild Rye

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Elymus villosus (Silky Wild Rye)

Silky Wild Rye is an attractive woodland grass. This native perennial grass is unbranched. The blades of the alternate leaves are up to nine inches long and nearly ½" across. They are linear, dark green, and slightly hairy. The leaf sheaths are green, finely ribbed, and covered with spreading white hairs.

Additional Information:


Height
30-40 Inches

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Spread
12-20 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Garlic (Allium canadense), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Dried Flower
Containers

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Food/Small Animals