Taxon  Report   11635 
Elymus cinereus  Scribn. & Merr.
Great basin wild rye
Elymus cinereus
© Mary Winter
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus cinereus
© 2000 Larry Blakely
Elymus cinereus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Elymus cinereus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and wNAM.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Elymus cinereus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Leymus cinereus
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Leymus cinereus
More information about  Elymus cinereus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 19, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.