Cereal Rye

Secale cereale

 A close up of a cereal rye producting flowering parts. 

A close up of a cereal rye producting flowering parts. 

If you look closely at this photo of a wheat field, you can see the taller plants are Cereal rye. Cereal rye is a serious concern in wheat fields. 

About

Cereal rye, Secale cereale, is a domestic rye grown widely throughout North America. Field contamination from volunteer rye can create serious problems with wheat producers. It has shown to be a serious threat to the Colville Reservation, and is often seen growing in disturbed areas and moving into natural areas. 

Please visit NWCB for more information on Cereal rye.