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Plant Name:

Eastern Bottlebrush Grass

Scientific Name:

Elymus hystrix


Eastern Bottlebrush Grass is a clump-forming perennial grass with distinctive bottlebrush-like seedheads and arching foliage.


Woodlands, shaded slopes, open areas


Eastern Bottlebrush Grass provides cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals. It also serves as a food source for certain bird species.

Growing Conditions:

Eastern Bottlebrush Grass thrives in a variety of soil types in light shade to full sun


Eastern Bottlebrush Grass is often used in native plantings, woodland gardens, and erosion control projects. It adds texture and visual interest to the landscape.

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Fun Facts:

Eastern Bottlebrush Grass gets its name from the unique appearance of its seedheads, which resemble bottlebrushes. It is native to eastern North America.

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