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Last updated 5/7/2010 by David Giblin.
Elymus sierrae Gould[FNA24]
Sierra wheatgrass

Publication: Madroño 9(4): 125. 1947.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: Not at WTU; WS?

Notes: FNA24: "Elymus sierrae is best known from rocky slopes and ridge tops in the Sierra Nevadas, at 2130–3375 m, and is also found in Washington and Oregon. It resembles E. scribneri, differing in its non-disarticulating rachises, longer rachis internodes, and longer anthers. Hybrids with E. elymoides have glumes with awns 15+ mm long, and some spikelets with narrower glume bases and shorter anthers. Specimens with wide-margined glumes suggest hybridization with E. violaceus."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Agropyron pringlei (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Hitchc.