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Elymus hystrix var. bigeloviana

Elymus hystrix L. var. bigeloviana (Fernald) Bowden

Eastern Bottlebrush Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Hystrix patula var. bigeloviana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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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: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: The flowers of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: CT , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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