Taxon  Report   2939    
Elymus glaucus  Buckley  ssp. virescens  (Piper) Gould
Blue wildrye,  Virginia wildrye
Elymus glaucus ssp. virescens
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Elymus glaucus ssp. virescens
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Elymus glaucus ssp. virescens
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Elymus glaucus ssp. virescens, 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. virescens
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
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. virescens
PLANTS: Elymus virescens
More information about  Elymus glaucus ssp. virescens
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).