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Montana Wheatgrass - Elymus albicans
Other Names:  Agropyron albicans, Agropyron griffithsii, Elymus x albicans


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Rhizomatous, sometimes bunched. Stems often glaucous, 35–80 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide, often stiff and inrolled; sheaths and collar often hairy. Inflorescence 3–15 cm long, rachis continuous, internodes <10 mm long. Spikelets 10–29 mm long, appressed to the main rachis, with 4 to 9 florets, glumes shorter than spikelet, with a broad base, narrowly tapering to a point or short awn. Lemmas hairy, with a divergent awn 5–15 mm (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Mainly the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountain regions (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 7

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