Elymus canadensis  - Canadian Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis – Canadian Wild Rye

This is a perennial grass with a distinctive pattern of its spiky seedheads. It is shade tolerant and mildly drought tolerant.  It grows to about 2-3 feet high.

This photo was taken July 14 on a field trip to Taylor Park at Lake Granger in Williamson County, Texas. We saw a lot of this grass on the nature trail.

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