Taxon  Report   2940 
Elymus lanceolatus  (Scribn. & J. G. Sm.) Gould  ssp. lanceolatus 
Northern wheatgrass,  Streambank wheatgrass, Thick spiked wheatgrass
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
© 2012 Gerald Carr
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Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
© 2012 Gerald Carr
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
© 2012 Gerald Carr
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
© 2012 Gerald Carr
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent Record Elymus lanceolatus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Agropyron dasystachyum var. riparium
PLANTS: Elytrigia ripara
PLANTS: Elytrigia dasystachya
PLANTS: Elymus subvillosus
PLANTS: Elymus lanceolatus var. riparius
PLANTS: Agropyron riparum
PLANTS: Agropyron lanceolatum
PLANTS: Agropyron elmeri
PLANTS: Agropyron dasystachyum var. riparum
PLANTS: Elytrigia riparia
ICPN + PLANTS: Agropyron riparium
ICPN: Elymus lanceolatus ssp. riparius
ICPN + PLANTS: Agropyron dasystachyum
More information about  Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Elymus:  from the Greek name elymos for "millet," in turn from elyo, "to cover" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

lanceolatus:  lance-like, referring to the shape of the leaves (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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