Elymus lanceolatus (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould
Streambank wheatgrass, Thickspike wheatgrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: ELLA3
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers in the Pacific Northwest from May through July. Flowers in the Intermountain region and Great Plains from June through August. Flowers in June and July in California.
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , IL , MI , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , WA , WI , WY
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Elymus lanceolatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Elymus lanceolatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Elymus lanceolatus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff