Canada Wild Ryegrass

Canada Wildrye is a short-lived, cool-season grass found on sandy shores and dunes; wooded areas, especially along trails, rivers and streams; and other disturbed sites throughout much of North America.  Seedlings are vigorous and establish quickly, but are not highly competitive with other grasses.  Growth begins later in the spring and lasts longer into the summer than growth of smooth brome.  it is moderately drought tolerant and winter hardy.  It has good tolerance to salinity and tolerates shade very well.