Calflora
Taxon  Report   2936    
Elymus glaucus  Buckley
Blue wildrye
Elymus glaucus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus glaucus
© 2005 Brianna M. Richardson
Elymus glaucus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Elymus glaucus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Elymus glaucus
© 2006 Laura Ann Eliassen
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Elymus angustifolius
More information about  Elymus glaucus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELGL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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