Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

Though this grass would not be firm enough to clean a bottle, it certainly looks like a bottle brush.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

It is medium-sized grass: 60 cm – 1.5 m in height.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

Bottlebrush grass is found in June – August.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

It has fairly large V-shaped flower clusters with long stiff bristles.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

Bottlebrush Grass grows in rich deciduous or mixed forests and river banks, especially in wet areas in beech-maple-hemlock stands and in swamps.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

It is native to eastern North america.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

The stem leaves are fairly wide.

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)
Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

Miles Hearn

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