Elymus canadensis

A short entry today, I’m afraid–I’ll post a longer entry of this species sometime showing the entire plant with a mammal counterpart.

The range of Canada wild rye stretches from west to east in North America, and reaches its northern extent in the Northwest Territories. At its southern limit, it inhabits three northern Mexican states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon. It is found in almost every state and province in between, with the exception of some states in the southeast USA and the easternmost provinces in Canada.

Elymus canadensis

5 responses to “Elymus canadensis”

  1. Mary Wilson

    Is this edible? Have any of you cooked with it? Any info on it’s genetic relation to the rye of Europe or nutritional value? Love info on grains..

  2. Waverly Fitzgerald

    Gorgeous photo! I’ve been trying to photograph grasses for quite a while now. It’s hard. This is amazing.

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  4. Wendy Cutler

    I’m glad we got to see this photo. That’s a knock-out.

  5. Eric Simpson

    Gorgeous photo, Daniel.
    I successfully grew some giant rye in my yard, but I had to remove it because it was doing just a tad too well (and in size was meeting or exceeding the large end of the scale in the Jepson Manual description).

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