Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Virginia WildryeElymus virginicus var. virginicus  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Elymus virginicus)


Virginia wild-rye grows along streams, lakeshores, in floodplain forests, wet meadows, and at wetland margins. It prefers sandy or silty loam, and does well in shade. Several stems arise in a cluster and it readily re-seeds.

Virginia wildrye

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