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Last updated 8/19/2009 by David Giblin.
Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey[HC2]

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Thinopyrum ponticum is native to southern Europe and western Asia. In the Flora region, it is planted along roadsides for soil stabilization and is spreading naturally, in cooler areas, because of its tolerance of the saline conditions caused by salting roads in winter.

In its native range, Thinopyrum ponticum grows in dry and/or saline soils. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of T. elongatum (Host) D.R. Dewey, a diploid species that grows in maritime regions of western Europe."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Agropyron varnense (Velen.) Hayek
Elymus elongatus (Host) Runemark var. ponticus (Podp.) Dorn
Elymus varnensis (Velen.) Runemark
Elytrigia pontica (Podp.) Holub
Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Z.-W. Liu & R.R.-C. Wang