Botanical Name: Elymus hystrix
Season of Bloom: Flowers in early summer and then holds its attractive seed heads through much of the summer.
Height: about 1 m, less in dry soils
Growing Conditions: Moist soil with organic matter; partial shade
Benefits to Wildlife: Food plant for caterpillars of Northern Pearly Eye butterflies
Seed Germination: C(30) – cold, moist stratification for 20 to 30 days.
Remarks: One of the best ornamental grasses for light shade
Similar species: Canada Wild Rye