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Basin Junior Wildrye

Leymus salinus 'Salane'
SKU: HC017867
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Leymus salinus 'Salane' (Basin Junior Wildrye) is a native perennial grass that forms a dense clump of narrow, slivery-green foliage. Subtle pale-yellow seeds emerge above the foliage on tall, thin spikes and mature to a sandy hue. This drought-tolerant Western native grass and thrives in hot, dry, rocky sites and high elevations.
key features
Botanical Name
Leymus salinus 'Salane'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
22-28" tall
Bloom Time


Leymus salinus 'Salane' (Basin Junior Wildrye) also called Salina Pass Wild Rye and Salinas Lyme Grass, is native to the Western United States and named for the location where its original specimen was collected, in Salina Pass, Utah. The grass has a broad native range that includes AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, and WY, and grows in elevations between 4,000 and 10,000 feet. Basin Junior Wildrye forms dense clumps of thin foliage., and sometimes has rhizomes. This grass is a good choice for stabilizing soil and preventing erosion, as well as restoring habitat for wildlife.
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