Elymus glaucus-Blue wildrye

Seed Packet

Native Grass

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A very large native bunchgrass, blue wildrye can grow up to 5′ tall with an upright growth habit. It is a common and widespread species that tolerates a wide variety of soil and weather conditions: meadows, grasslands, chaparral, woodland and forest. Native bunchgrasses are larval host plants for certain butterflies. This species has important ethnobotanical value as it was used by some Native American tribes as a cereal grain and for basketry, and is still used today. It is drought tolerant, establishes well from seed, and provides beneficial competition with non-native annual grasses when used for habitat restoration.

Elymus glaucus seed packets contain 1/2 teaspoon of seed.

Seed Germination Instructions

No pretreatment required. Sow outside in fall to early spring.

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