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Elymus villosus (Hairy wildrye)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Elymus villosus

Hairy wildrye

Poaceae (Grass Family)

USDA Symbol: elvi

USDA Native Status:


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jul
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

North American Native Plant Society - Etobicoke, ON
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Elymus villosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Elymus villosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2008-02-02
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