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Virginia Wildrye - Elymus virginicus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Bunchgrass. Stems 8–13 dm. Leaves: blades 5–12 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence 6–12 cm long, the rachis continuous and erect. Spikelets usually 2 per node, 10–13 mm long; glumes distinctly broadest in the lower half, with 3 to 5 veins, the base yellowish, distinctly indurate, distally tapering to a short awn or awn-tip. Lemmas mostly 2 to 4 per spikelet, essentially hairless, bearing a straight awn 10–20 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Across southern Canada and over most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

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Virginia Wildrye — Elymus virginicus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from