Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Elymus virginicus L. var. virginicus image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Poaceae
Elymus virginicus L. var. virginicus
common eastern wild-rye, Virginia 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
virginicus: of Virginia
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 4'-5' tall grass
Flower: blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: full sun, shade; moderate moisture to moist; in sandy, loamy soil

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Flora of North America  (off site)
Elymus australis Scribn. & Ball
Elymus glabriflorus (Vasey) Scribn. & Ball
Elymus hirsutiglumis Scribn.
Elymus jejunus (Ramaley) Rydb.
Elymus striatus Willd.
Elymus virginicus L. var. australis (Scribn. & Ball) Hitchc.
Elymus virginicus L. var. glabriflorus (Vasey) Bush
Elymus virginicus L. var. hirsutiglumis (Scribn.) Hitchc.
Elymus virginicus L. var. intermedius (Vasey) Bush
Elymus virginicus L. var. jejunus (Ramaley) Bush
Elymus virginicus L. var. typicus Fernald
Elymus virginicus L. var. typicus Fernald f. hirsutiglumis (Scribn.) Fernald

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