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Leymus triticoides (Buckley) Pilg.
Beardless lyme grass, Beardless wildrye, Creeping wildrye
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Elymus condensatus var. triticoides, Elymus orcuttianus, Elymus triticoides, Elymus triticoides var. pubescens
USDA Symbol: LETR5
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
, WY Canada: BC Native Distribution: MT
s. to NM
& Baja CA; probably naturalized eastward Native Habitat:
Dry to moist, low & medium elevation hills, canyons & open woods
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff