Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Elymus canadensis L. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

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Stephen L. Solheim

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Poaceae
Elymus canadensis L.
Canada wild-rye
Elymus: Greek name for a type of grain, meaning generally to roll up," referring to lemma and palea which are tightly rolled about the seed
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 4'-5' tall grass
Flower: blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: full sun; dry, moderate moisture, to wet; prairies, inland sands; in sandy, loamy soil

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Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Elymus brachystachys Scribn. & Ball
Elymus canadensis L. f. crescendus Ramaley
Elymus canadensis L. f. glaucifolius (Muhl.) Fernald
Elymus canadensis L. var. brachystachys (Scribn. & Ball) Farw.
Elymus canadensis L. var. canadensis
Elymus canadensis L. var. hirsutus (Farw.) Dorn
Elymus canadensis L. var. robustus (Scribn. & J.G.Sm.) Mack. & Bush
Elymus crescendus (Ramaley) L.C.Wheeler
Elymus philadelphicus L.
Elymus philadelphicus L. var. hirsutus Farw.
Elymus robustus Scribn. & J.G.Sm.

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