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Giant Wildrye - Elymus condensatus
Other Names:  Leymus condensatus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: SNA

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General Description
Bunchgrass. Stems 1–3 m tall, forming large patches in which may be found short rhizomes. Leaves: blades up to 30 mm wide, usually flat. Inflorescence 15–50 cm long, the rachis continuous and erect. Spikelets mostly >3 per node, about 15 mm long; glumes narrow, gradually tapering from the base to a narrow, pointed tip, about as long as or longer than the first lemma, veins not evident or with a single vein. Lemmas usually about 5 per spikelet (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected in Stillwater Co. Western N. America in BC, AB, CA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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