Canada wildrye – Elymus canadensis

Canada wildrye grows in shady spots or openings in the woods.  It provides good early grazing for livestock & fair forage for wildlife such as deer. Many species of small mammal & birds eat the grain & use it for nesting material & cover. The seed heads make an attractive accent to a garden. This grass can help fill in those shady spots in your yard where you can’t get other things to grow.