Elymus condensatus

Giant wild rye, formerly Leymus condensatus

  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft to above
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   > 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   85,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Elymus condensatus

Common Name:Giant wild rye
a.k.a.: Leymus condensatus

Elymus condensatus, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Colusa, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Orange, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Sutter, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
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