Elymus glaucus subsp. glaucus

Elymus glaucus subsp. glaucus

blue wildrye



  • Has a vertical appearance as opposed to a bunching one
  • Matures later than some of the other local native grasses, staying green through May and into June
  • Tall flower spikes (up to 4 feet)
  • Likes full sun but tolerates partial shade
  • Found in all sections

Albany Hill, Berkeley, Carquinez Strait RP, Cedar Mtn., El Sobrante, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo east, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo upper, Oakland, Shell Ridge, Sibley RP, Tilden RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot, long 1 gallon

bloom season Aug
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
habitat Coastal scrub
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jun
water Low
soil Moderate
habitat Oak woodland
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
growth habit Upright
soil Well-drained

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