Elymus glaucus Buckley

Blue Wild Rye


Family: Poaceae

Genus: Elymus

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to

Size: 3 to 6' tall

Description: 

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

History: 

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

Native to the US, Canada and Mexico.

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