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Elymus canadensis

Common Name(s): Canada wild rye
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=27° (C)    Opt.Max=22° (C)
Opt.Min=10° (C)    Abs.Min=2° (C)
Precipitation: 50 to 100 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (C)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.9
Soil Texture/Type: All; moist sand, gravel, or rock
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Bunchgrass native to Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Pacific Northwest. Grows in all soils but best in sand.
Pythium, Anthrachose, Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew
Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam.
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
North America
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