Taxon  Report   2947    
Elymus trachycaulus  (Link) Shinners  ssp. trachycaulus 
Slender wheatgrass
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
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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
© 2007 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent: Elymus trachycaulus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.6; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agropyron brevifolium
PLANTS: Agropyron trachycaulum
PLANTS: Agropyron violaceum ssp. andinum
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More information about  Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Nov 20, 2018).

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