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Leymus triticoides (Buckl.) Pilger
Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye
Synonyms: Elymus triticoides
USDA Symbol: LETR5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 2-4 ft. tall, long-lived, cool-season grass, forming large colonies from an extensive rhizome system. The seedhead of this loose sod-former is erect and slender.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
AZ , CA , CO , HI , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY Canada: BC Native Distribution:
MT to WA, s. to NM & Baja CA; probably naturalized eastward Native Habitat:
Dry to moist, low & medium elevation hills, canyons & open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Moist to drier, alkaline soils.
Conditions Comments: Extremely saline tolerant. Useful for improving saline rangelands and waterfowl areas.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff