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Canada Wildrye - Elymus canadensis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Bunchgrass. Stems 80–150 cm. Leaves: blades 4–12 mm wide, usually flat. Inflorescence 7–19 cm long, the rachis continuous and usually drooping. Spikelets mostly 2 (rarely more) per node, 12–16 mm long (excluding awns), glumes 3- to 5-veined, tapering to an awn up to 12 mm long. Lemmas mostly 3 to 4 per spikelet, short hairy, tapering gradually into an awn up to 3.5 cm long, the awns divergent and curved (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 22

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Habitat
Most common along road cuts where likely introduced for soil stabilization (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Canada Wildrye — Elymus canadensis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from