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Virginia Wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

About Virginia Wildrye

Virginia Wildrye is a Grass. Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Virginia Wildrye
Scientific Plant Name Elymus virginicus
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Grass
Scientific Family Name Poaceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Grass Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 3.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 1.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Green, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season July - August typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Wet to Moist Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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