Showy seedheads with long bristle-like awns (reminiscent of barley) of this cool season grass mature in mid-summer. The seedheads often curve outward unlike Virginia Wild Rye which is more upright. Plants are usually strong clumps.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
Canada Wild Rye
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