Leymus condensatus

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Leymus condensatus
Giant wildrye
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Leymus
Species: L. condensatus
Binomial name
Leymus condensatus
(J.Presl) A.Löve
Synonyms

Aneurolepidium condensatum
Elymus condensatus

Leymus condensatus, with the common name giant wildrye and syn. Elymus condensatus, is a wild rye grass native to California and northern Mexico.

Description

Leymus condensatus grows in bunches or clumps, a bunch grass, stays green all year, and has a distinctive silver blue foliage. It is drought tolerant, growing in coastal sage scrub, chaparral, the California oak woodlands of southern oak woodland and foothill woodland, and Joshua tree woodlands, rarely in wetlands. It often hybridizes with Leymus triticoides, producing the common hybrid grass Leymus x multiflorus.

See also

External links

  • Giant Wild Rye Data Sheet (Leymus Condensatus 'Canyon Prince')
  • Jepson Manual Treatment: Leymus condensatus
  • USDA Plants Profile: Leymus condensatus
  • Grass Manual Treatment: Leymus condensatus
  • Leymus condensatus — Photo gallery



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