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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Elymus virginicus, Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus 

Virginia Wild Rye 

  • Average to Wet Soils
  • Full Sun to Shade
  • Up to 4’ tall, 12” to 18” spacing 
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow, Wet Meadow and Woodland Ecosystems

Still New to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

https://www.prairiemoon.com/elymus-virginicus-virginia-wild-rye-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

A shade tolerant grass with a preferance for even moisture, these will also grow in sunnier settings. They mature relativly quickly to roughly 4' in height and often begin to fade within a few years. These traits make them excellent companions for slower maturing species when planning a naturalized space.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Matt Lavin and Daderot


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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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