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 grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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:
PLANTS: Agropyron dasystachyum var. riparium
PLANTS: Elytrigia ripara
PLANTS: Elytrigia dasystachya
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More information about  Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 26, 2019).