Calflora
Taxon  Report   11636    
Elymus condensatus  J. Presl
Giant wild rye
Elymus condensatus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus condensatus
© 2006 Adonis (Don) Tate
Elymus condensatus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Elymus condensatus, 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 condensatus
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Leymus condensatus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Leymus condensatus
More information about  Elymus condensatus
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 (LECO12)

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 16, 2019).