Taxon  Report   11636 
Elymus condensatus  J. Presl
Giant wild rye
Elymus condensatus
© 2005 Brent Miller
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Elymus condensatus
© 2006 Adonis (Don) Tate
Elymus condensatus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Elymus condensatus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Elymus condensatus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Leymus condensatus
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TJM2: Leymus condensatus
More information about  Elymus condensatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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