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Elymus wiegandii

Elymus wiegandii Fernald

Wiegand's Wildrye

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Elymus canadensis ssp. wiegandii, Elymus canadensis var. wiegandii

USDA Symbol: ELWI

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
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CT , IA , MA , ME , MI , MN , ND , NH , NJ , NY , PA , SD , VT , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , ON

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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