Taxon  Report   2940    
Elymus lanceolatus  (Scribn. & J. G. Sm.) Gould  ssp. lanceolatus 
Northern wheatgrass,   Streambank wheatgrass,   Thick spiked wheatgrass
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus, a monocot, 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

Bloom Period
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Elymus
Parent: Elymus lanceolatus

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
More information about  Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus

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)

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 01/20/2022).