Elymus canadensis L.
Short-lived perennial, late cool-season bunchgrass with erect or arching culms and flat, wide, waxy, green, pointed leaves. Auricles are claw-like and clasping, arising from a broad, yellowish or light green collar. Thick and bristly spikelets can reach 4 cm in length. Self seeds and spreads quickly. Gives way to other grasses. Grows in full sun or full shade.
115,000 seeds/pound; starts from seed, container.
Fields, waste areas, roadsides, forests, path edges.
Good forage early in season. Excellent erosion control; establishes quickly. Excellent cover crop for Native replantings. Provides nesting, brood, winter, and escape cover for birds and small mammals.