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Scribner's Wildrye - Elymus scribneri
Other Names:  Agropyron scribneri


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

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General Description
Bunchgrass. Stems prostrate to strongly decumbent, 20–40 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide, flat to commonly inrolled, sheaths and collar usually hairless. Inflorescence 3.5–8 cm long, rachis slender and disarticulating at maturity, the internodes much <10 mm long. Spikelets 11–15 mm long, appressed to the main rachis, florets 3 to 6 per spikelet, glumes shorter than florets, tapering to an awn 12–18 mm long. Lemmas tapering to an awn 15–25 mm long, the awns strongly divergent at maturity (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Mostly throughout the western U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
On exposed slopes especially in the subalpine to alpine (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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