Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Elymus canadensis Linnaeus
Elymus brachystachys Scribner & Ball
Elymus canadensis Linnaeus var. brachystachys (Scribner & Ball) Farwell
Elymus canadensis Linnaeus var. robustus (Scribner & Smith) Mackenzie & Bush
Elymus robustus Scribner & Smith
Elymus canadensis is quite a tall perennial grass with a drooping inflorescence growing in moist forested areas. Glumes are
well-developed and the lemmas have awns. The rachis does not break apart when mature.
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Elymus canadensis, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Little Walnut Picnicground, Oct. 28, 2007
Elymus canadensis, detail of spike, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Little Walnut Picnicground, Oct. 28, 2007
Elymus canadensis, micro of spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, West Fork of the Gila River about one mile wet of the National Monument, Sept. 27, 2008
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