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Elymus canadensis L. (Canada wild rye), inflorescence, fall color

digital color photograph
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Elymus canadensis L. (Canada wild rye), ornamental grass, cool season clump-forming native bunch grass noted for its arching wheat/rye-like spikes which bloom in summer and remain attractive well into winter, Clumps typically grow 3-5' tall by 2-3' wide featuring flat pointed bluish-green to green leaves (to 3/4" wide) which clasp the stems at the bases, flowers are greenish and appear in terminal  arching bristly spikes (to 6" long) which when mature gracefully nod and sway in the wind on stiff stems rising well above the foliage, foliage and spikes turn tan in autumn