Elymus glaucus Buckley

Blue Wild Rye

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Elymus

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to

Size: 3 to 6' tall


Clumping warm season grass. Blue-green glaucous leaves. Not ornamentally significant. Moist soil and part shade. Name often applied to Leymus arenarius.


Published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14: 99 in 1862.

Native to the US, Canada and Mexico.


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