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wild rye

n.
Any of various grasses chiefly of the genera Elymus and Leymus of the Northern Hemisphere, often used for forage.

wild rye

n
(Plants) any of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves

wild′ rye′


n.
any grass of the genus Elymus, somewhat resembling rye.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild rye - any of several grasses of the genus Elymus
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Elymus, genus Elymus - tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis - North American wild rye
Elymus caput-medusae, medusa's head - weedy rye grass having long bristling awns
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Grass awns are found in several plants, including cheatgrass, Canada wild rye and foxtail barley.
Many tropical forage grasses cereals and legume crops have been evaluated for BNI capacity and includes creeping paspalum sorghum soybean and mammoth wild rye and sunflower etc.
Chinese wild rye (CWR) and corn silage (CS) are major roughages which are commonly fed to cattle in China's dairy farms.
Paul also reports the largest seed purveyor in Pennsylvania, his home state, is increasing the amount of Virginia wild rye in the seed mixes for "spoil" and erosion control areas (e.g., pipelines) and conservation plantings.
Before and during grazing, native grass seed are spread within the cell, including California poppy, meadow barely, tomcat clover, sky lupine, purple needle grass, California brome and blue wild rye.
It contains a mix of Big Bluestem, Switchgrass, Indian Grass, Virginia Wild Rye, Partridge Pea, New England Aster, and Maximillian Sunflower seeds.
In Kansas, 50 types of wild Rye "scale cereale L" per [m.sup.2], in Turkey, 20 wild oat "Avena sp" per [m.sup.2], and in Ethiopia 160 Galium sp per [m.sup.2] reduced wheat yield respectively 67%, 13.3% and 18.6% in Bezostaya variety, respectively [18, 26, 28].
Reeds and wild rye lay subdued to a dog's bark at a pile of dead frogs buried together in ice.
* There are also native and introduced cool season grasses--wheatgrass (e.g., western wheatgrass, bluebunch wheatgrass, slender wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass) and wild rye (e.g., Canada wildrye, blue wildrye, Russian wildrye)--that are adapted to dry environments in the western United States.
The herbaceous plants in this community include Carex spp., sedges; Elymus canadensis, Canada wild rye; Ageratina altissima, white snakeroot; Muhlenbergia spp., muhly grasses; Sanicula canadensis, Canada sanicle; and Viola sororia, sister violet.
(Morowski) Cunningham, 70, of 319 Wild Rye Place, died at her residence on May 29 after a long illness.
To temporarily secure a bare slope or one that's newly planted, sow seeds of a perennial grass such as blue wild rye (Elymus glaucus), available from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply (www.groworganic.com or 888/784-1722).