Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4283

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants tufted, with short rhizomes

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Elymus canadensis var. canadensis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elymus canadensis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-25-001:
Elymus canadensis   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Plains Wild-rye, Nodding Wild-rye, Canada Wild-rye


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image of Elymus canadensis var. canadensis, Great Plains Wild-rye, Nodding Wild-rye, Canada Wild-rye

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elca4_001_lvd

        

image of Elymus canadensis var. canadensis, Great Plains Wild-rye, Nodding Wild-rye, Canada Wild-rye

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_elca4_004_lvd

        

image of Elymus canadensis var. canadensis, Great Plains Wild-rye, Nodding Wild-rye, Canada Wild-rye

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elca4_011_lvd