Calflora
Taxon  Report   11635    
Elymus cinereus  Scribn. & Merr.
Great basin wild rye
Elymus cinereus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus cinereus
© 2000 Larry Blakely
Elymus cinereus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Elymus cinereus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, wNAM.

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Elymus cinereus
© Mary Winter
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Leymus cinereus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Leymus cinereus
More information about  Elymus cinereus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LECI4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).