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Native Wetland Plants

Elymus riparius

Riverbank wild rye

More About Riverbank wild rye

  • Stream bank restoration

Elymus riparius, Riverbank wild rye, is aptly named for its utility when doing streambank or riverbank rehabilitation.  This perennial cool season grass is good for erosion control in moist areas. Riverbank wild rye has 4' tall dark green foliage that grows actively in the spring and fall. Although only a moderate seeder, the seeds of Riverbank wild rye are vigorous to help further establish itself in moist areas.

Bloom Color

Green

Elymus riparius Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Med
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW
FACW-
Plant Type
Cool Season Grass
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
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