Calflora
Taxon  Report   11639    
Elymus elymoides  (Raf.) Swezey  var. elymoides 
Squirrel tail grass
Elymus elymoides var. elymoides
© 2012 Dylan Neubauer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Elymus elymoides var. elymoides
© 2007 Steve Matson
Elymus elymoides var. elymoides
© 2007 Steve Matson
Elymus elymoides var. elymoides, 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 elymoides var. elymoides
© 2007 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Parent: Elymus elymoides
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides
More information about  Elymus elymoides var. elymoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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 15, 2018).

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