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Altai Wildrye - Elymus angustus
Other Names:  Leymus angustus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
Rhizomatous bunchgrass, mostly cultivated. Stems 1–3 m. Leaves: blades 6–15 mm wide, usually flat. Inflorescence 15–35 mm long, the rachis continuous and erect. Spikelets 2 to 6 per node, 17–25 mm long; glumes narrow, gradually tapering from the base to a narrow pointed tip, about as long as 1st lemma, veins not evident or with a single vein. Lemmas mostly 2 or 3 per spikelet, densely hairy, awnless or with a short awn to 2.5 mm long. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced as a cultivated plant and escaping mainly in southwestern Canada (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Cultivated and escaped around crop fields (Gallatin and Fallon counties) (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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