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Leymus condensatus (Giant wildrye)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Leymus condensatus

Leymus condensatus (J. Presl) Á. Löve

Giant Wildrye

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Aneurolepidium condensatum, Elymus condensatus

USDA Symbol: LECO12

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 Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Dark green.
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr




Use Wildlife: Leaves favored as graze. Seeds eaten by mammals and birds.
Use Food: Indigenous peoples consumed the seeds.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds

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National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-18
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