breadcrumb Field Guide: Food Web - Creeping Wild Rye

Food Web

Plants: Creeping Wild Rye
Leymus triticoides

Creeping Wild Rye

Alkali Heath plant

The creeping wild rye is a native grass that grows two to four feet in  height. It thrives along creeks and in seasonally wet soil.

The plant reproduces by underground runners called rhizomes. Wild rye can bind the soil into amazingly strong turf capable of withstanding erosion by fast-moving water.

Creeping wild rye is drought resistant and may remain green even in the dry season. It is a  crop that can be produced with high-salt irrigation water.

Alkali Heath plant

This plant has minimal value as food for wildlife but it is a beneficial insect plant.

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