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Last updated 6/2/2009 by David Giblin.
Elymus hirsutus J. Presl[FNA24, HC, HC2]
boreal wild rye

Publication: Reliq. Haenk. 1: 264. 1830.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Elymus hirsutus grows in moist to damp or dry soils in woods, thickets, and grasslands. Its range extends along the coastal mountains from the Aleutian Islands to northern Oregon, and inland to eastern British Columbia. Plants in the southern part of the range tend to have villous leaves and more erect spikes with shorter, straighter awns.

Elymus hirsutus is similar to E. glaucus, but its more pendent spikes, lemma pubescence pattern, and shorter glumes enable most specimens to be readily identified. Intermediates do exist; it is not known whether they reflect introgression or extremes of variation. It also forms occasional hybrids with Leymus mollis and Hordeum brachyantherum."

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