Taxon  Report   11638    
Elymus elymoides  (Raf.) Swezey  var. californicus  (J.G. Sm.) J.P. Sm.
Squirrel tail grass
Elymus elymoides var. californicus
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Elymus elymoides var. californicus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Elymus elymoides var. californicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Elymus elymoides var. californicus
© 2007 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent: Elymus elymoides
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Elymus elymoides ssp. californicus
ICPN: Sitanion hystrix var. californicum
More information about  Elymus elymoides var. californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

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: Nov 18, 2018).

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