Taxon  Report   2946    
Elymus trachycaulus  (Link) Shinners  ssp. subsecundus  (Link) Gould

(not an active name)

Bearded wheatgrass,   Slender wheatgrass
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus, 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 trachycaulus

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

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAgropyron caninum var. unilaterale
PLANTSAgropyron laeve
PLANTSAgropyron parishii var. laeve
PLANTSAgropyron pauciflorum ssp. laeve
PLANTSAgropyron pauciflorum var. glaucum
More information about  Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/17/2021).