Sagittaria Rigida- Grass Leaf Arrowhead

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The plant grows in USDA Zones 3 to 11 and is found in every contiguous state in the lower 48 except Nevada while also growing in Hawaii.

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Sagittaria Rigida- Grass Leaf Arrowhead

Excellent forage plants, Virginia wild rye, is a North American species of perennial grasses. Known also as lyme grass, Virginia Wild Grass belongs to the Poaceae family, and are named for their resemblance to cereal rye--- a favorite edible grain used chiefly in making rye bread and rye whiskey.

 Leaves: Erect and tufted, this wild rye sprouts smooth and hairless leaves in either a flat or curved fashion, measuring up to 15 millimeters across and 12 inches long. Splaying semi-green to evergreen hues Virginia Wild Rye's leaves often split and have spreading underground stems, referred to as root-stalks. Rich in starches and proteins, these root-stalks produce the shoot and root systems of new plants with ease. The whole flower head---stems, stalks, bracts, and flowers---bobs or bristles and typically flaunts two or more stalked flowers per weave. At maturity, the seed head remains upright.

Soil: Flourishing rapidly in spring and fall, Virginia Wild Rye prefers a trio of simple conditions: full sun to moderate shade, medium to wet moisture levels, and a fertile, friable soil---cool in temperature and rich in carbon, minerals, and organic matter. Under these conditions, the rye intensifies in luster, sheen, color, and respiratory health.

Habitat: This playful perennial enjoys glades, shady nooks, savannas, river and creek banks, and vast woodlands. Herbaceous and blade-like, the grass blooms yellow in hardiness zones 3-8 (USDA). Reaching a height of two to four feet, it typically spans one to two feet in width. Attractive to butterflies and songbirds, Virginia wild rye blooms vibrant and wheat-like in March, April, and May---even as late as August. Drought tolerant, this plant is highly adaptable. Its beautiful accent and showy flowers stem from a unique set of sub-factors--- a right grass with more than 200 genera sparked from 14 different tribes, spanning 4,000 plus species in the plant kingdom. Arabesque and ladylike, Virginia wild rye is a stellar choice.

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