A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula)
Full sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers fertile soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including clay. 2-3 feet height, blooms in mid-summer, green flowers, will readily self-seed under optimum growing conditions.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Middle and East Tennessee
Cool season. Attractive, durable grass that is easy to grow. Occurs naturally in lightly shaded woodlands. Named for its bristly seedheads that resemble a bottle brush. Tolerates dry shade. Attracts birds and butterflies.