Taxon  Report   2937    
Elymus glaucus  Buckley  ssp. glaucus 
Blue wild rye,  Blue wildrye, Western rye grass
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent: Elymus glaucus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus
ICPN: Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii
ICPN: Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii
More information about  Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus
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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: Dec 15, 2018).