Taxon  Report   2947 
Elymus trachycaulus  (Link) Shinners  ssp. trachycaulus 
Slender wheatgrass
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus, 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 trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent Record Elymus trachycaulus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.6 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Agropyron brevifolium
PLANTS: Agropyron trachycaulum
PLANTS: Agropyron violaceum ssp. andinum
PLANTS: Agropyron violaceum var. andinum
PLANTS: Elymus donianus ssp. virescens
PLANTS: Elymus pauciflorus
PLANTS: Elymus trachycaulus ssp. andinus
PLANTS: Elymus trachycaulus ssp. novae-angliae
PLANTS: Elymus trachycaulus ssp. teslinensis
PLANTS: Elymus trachycaulus var. andinus
PLANTS: Elymus trachycaulus var. majus
PLANTS: Roegneria pauciflora
PLANTS: Roegneria trachycaula
PLANTS: Agropyron trachycaulum var. novae-angliae
PLANTS: Agropyron trachycaulum var. majus
PLANTS: Agropyron caninum ssp. majus
PLANTS: Agropyron caninum var. andinum
PLANTS: Agropyron caninum var. hornemannii
PLANTS: Agropyron caninum var. mitchellii
PLANTS: Agropyron pauciflorum ssp. majus
PLANTS: Agropyron pauciflorum ssp. novae-angliae
PLANTS: Agropyron pauciflorum ssp. teslinense
PLANTS: Agropyron pauciflorum var. novae-angliae
PLANTS: Agropyron pauciflorum
PLANTS: Agropyron subsecundum var. andinum
PLANTS: Agropyron tenerum
PLANTS: Agropyron teslinense
PLANTS: Triticum trachycaulum
ICPN: Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus
More information about  Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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