Calflora
Taxon  Report   2937 
Elymus glaucus  Buckley  ssp. glaucus 
Blue wild rye,  Blue wildrye, Western rye grass
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent Record Elymus glaucus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus
ICPN: Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii
ICPN: Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii
More information about  Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELGLG)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2018).

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