Natural Shore Technologies
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Canada wild rye is a cool-season, short-lived bunchgrass. Thick, bristly spikes appear in mid-summer often nodding with a bluish-green tint. All parts of the plant turn tan in the fall. Grows well in disturbed areas and reseeds, but fades out of the landscape once longer-lived plants establish. Canada wild rye is found in woodland edges, prairies, savannas, roadsides, and riverbanks.
full sun to full shade
2 – 4 ft.
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