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Elymus lanceolatus  (Scribn. & J. G. Sm.) Gould  ssp. lanceolatus 
Northern wheatgrass,   Streambank wheatgrass,   Thick spiked wheatgrass
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Parent: Elymus lanceolatus
Genus: Elymus
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAgropyron dasystachyum var. riparium
PLANTSAgropyron dasystachyum var. riparum
JEF + PLANTSAgropyron dasystachyum
PLANTSAgropyron elmeri
PLANTSAgropyron lanceolatum
Information about  Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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Elymus: from the Greek name elymos for "millet," in turn from elyo, "to cover"

lanceolatus: lance-like, referring to the shape of the leaves

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).