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Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould
Stream bank wheatgrass, Thickspike wheatgrass, Wild rye
Synonyms: Agropyron dasystachyum, Agropyron riparum
USDA Symbol: ELLAL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , IL , MI , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Man. to B.C., s. to NE, CO,OR, NV & e. of the Cascades to n.e. CA; also along Great Lakes Native Habitat:
Plains; dry hills; exposed ridges; sandy shores, moist meadows & hillsides USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff