Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Poaceae
Elymus hystrix L. var. bigeloviana (Fernald) Bowden
Bigelow's bottlebrush grass, eastern bottlebrush grass
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
hystrix: bristly; porcupine-like
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial grass

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Asperella hystrix (L.) Humb. var. bigeloviana Fernald
Elymus hystrix L. f. bigelovianus (Fernald) Dore
Hystrix patula Moench f. bigeloviana (Fernald) Gleason
Hystrix patula Moench var. bigeloviana (Fernald) Deam

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