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Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
Elymus lanceolatus (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould ssp. lanceolatus
Stream bank wheatgrass, Thickspike wheatgrass, Wild rye
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Agropyron dasystachyum, Agropyron dasystachyum var. riparium, Agropyron dasystachyum var. riparum, Agropyron elmeri, Agropyron lanceolatum, Agropyron riparium, Agropyron riparum, Elymus lanceolatus var. riparius, Elymus subvillosus, Elytrigia dasystachya, Elytrigia ripara, Elytrigia riparia
USDA Symbol: ELLAL
A long-lived, strongly rhizomatous, cool-season, sod-forming perennial with an attractive, low growth habit. The culms are 1 1/2-3 ft. high and bear and an erect, narrow spike. Leaf blades are narrow, lending a fine texture to the plant.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Man. to B.C., s. to NE,
& e. of the Cascades to n.e. CA; also along Great Lakes Native Habitat:
Plains; dry hills; exposed ridges; sandy shores, moist meadows & hillsides
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry to moist sandy, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Often used for erosion control. Drought tolerant. Adapts to a wide range of sites.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff