Canada wildrye

(Elymus canadensis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Canada wildrye

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Dry, moderate, or wet. Prairies, meadows, fields, streambanks.

Flowering

July to August

     
Flower Color

 

     
Height

4 to 5

     

Identification

 

 
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Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

Comments

Canada wildrye is one of the first grasses to begin growth after winter.


Taxonomy

Family:

Poaceae (grass)

 

No Rank:

BEP clade

 

Subfamily:

Pooideae

 

Tribe:

Triticeae

 
Subordinate Taxa

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis var. brachystachys)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis var. robustus)

 
Synonyms

Elymus brachystachys

Elymus canadensis var. brachystachys

Elymus canadensis var. hirsutus

Elymus canadensis var. robustus

Elymus crescendus

Elymus philadelphicus

Elymus philadelphicus var. hirsutus

Elymus robustus

 
Common
Names

blue wildrye

Canada rye

Canada wild rye

Canada wildrye

mountain wildrye

nodding wild rye

nodding wildrye

western wildrye


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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