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great basin wildrye

Leymus cinerea

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low - medium
full sun
upright
4 - 8'
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summer

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E. Conrad

Growing up to 8 feet tall, wildryes are an excellent alternative to many non-native accent grasses
Growing up to 8 feet tall, wildryes are an excellent alternative to many non-native accent grasses

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Attractive as a single specimen
Attractive as a single specimen

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Wildrye can be a quick privacy fence solution
Wildrye can be a quick privacy fence solution

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Growing up to 8 feet tall, wildryes are an excellent alternative to many non-native accent grasses
Growing up to 8 feet tall, wildryes are an excellent alternative to many non-native accent grasses

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Our tallest bunchgrass. This formidable species can top out at 8 feet, making it a good candidate for privacy screens. It grows a lot quicker than most of our shrubs, so plant it alongside a developing hedge for temporary cover. Bright green gives way to seagreen and gold as the leaves cure in late summer. Tall bunchgrasses are a common landscaping component, so why not pick a native variety?