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Elymus sierrae

Elymus sierrae Gould
NATIVE
Habit: Plant cespitose. Stem: prostrate or decumbent, 2--5 dm. Leaf: sheath generally glabrous, auricles < 1 mm; ligule 0.2--0.5 mm; blade flat, 1--5 mm wide. Inflorescence: 4--15 cm, erect to nodding; middle internodes 8--10 mm; spikelet 1 per node, sometimes 2 at lower nodes. Spikelet: 15--20 mm; glumes 6--9 mm, awn 5 mm, straight; florets 3--7; lemma 12--16 mm, awn 15--30 mm, curving strongly outward with age; anthers 2--5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, ridges, conifer forest; Elevation: 1800--3530 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, SNH; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Nevada. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
Synonyms: Agropyron pringlei (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Hitchc.
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Citation for this treatment: Elymus sierrae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=101963, accessed on November 24, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on November 24, 2017.