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Russian wild-rye

Gramineae, Poaceae Elymus junceus Fisch.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a cool season bunch grass introduced in 1927 from Russia. It has proved adapted to the Northern Great Plains and Intermountain Regions, where it is used primarily for pasture. Growth starts early in spring. Plants are leafy and nutritious, with dense basal leaves. Seedling vigor is low, but once established, plants are deep rooted, drought resistant and salt tolerant.

Last update July 1, 1996 bha