Russian Wildrye

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Russian Wildrye (Psathyrostachys junceus) was introduced to Canada from Siberia in 1926. It is a long-lived perennial bunch grass adapted to semiarid climates. The leaves of Russian Wildrye are mostly basal and it is best adapted to pasture use. The seed stalks are 24 to 48 inches tall and seed is formed in a dense spike.Link to Agriculture Canada

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