Elymus canadensis

Common Name: 
Canadian wild rye, lime grass
Scientific Name: 
Elymus canadensis L.
Family Name: 
Poaceae (Graminae) - Grass Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, course, tufted and clump-forming, green or bluish-green
blades green or bluish-green, keeled, thick, slightly rough above, smooth below, margins rough, long and tapering to in-rolled tip; rolled in bud; auricles present, sharp or rounded; ligule membranous sometimes toothed or haired; sheaths round smooth, spl
terminal spike, dense, bristly, drooping
Seedhead of Canadian Wild Rye