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Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides

Elymus elymoides (Raf.) Swezey ssp. elymoides

Squirrel Tail Grass, Squirreltail

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Elymus sitanion, Sitanion elymoides, Sitanion hystrix

USDA Symbol: ELELE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , DC , ID , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Habitat: Desert and shrub-steppe areas.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (openherbarium.org)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides

Metadata

Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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