Calflora
Taxon  Report   2941    
Elymus multisetus  (J. G. Sm.) Burtt Davy
Big squirreltail grass
Elymus multisetus
© 2006 Tom Annese
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus multisetus
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Elymus multisetus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Elymus multisetus, 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 multisetus
© 2018 David popp
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Sitanion jubatum
More information about  Elymus multisetus
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELMU3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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