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Elymus virginicus var. halophilus

Elymus virginicus L. var. halophilus (E.P. Bicknell) Wiegand

Virginia Wildrye

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Elymus halophilus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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 Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , VA
Canada: NS

Additional resources

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


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

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