Leymus triticoides
Leymus triticoides (Buckl.) Pilger.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Leymus
L. triticoides
Binomial name
Leymus triticoides

Elymus triticoides Buckley

Leymus triticoides, with the common names creeping wild rye and beardless wild rye, is a species of wild rye. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California and Texas.


Leymus triticoides often grows in moist habitat, sometimes with heavy and saline soils. It forms a solid root system which allows it to grow at water's edge and prevent the soil from eroding.[1]


This rhizomatous, turf-forming perennial grass reaches 1.3 meters in maximum height. The stiff, slender green to blue-green leaves stand away from the stems at an obvious angle. The inflorescence is a narrow spike of flowers up to 20 centimeters long.

This is a good rangeland grass for grazing, and it is used to stabilize waterways because of its soil-retaining rhizome network.[2]

Leymus triticoides is an important native plant in California chaparral and woodlands habitat restoration projects.

See also


  1. ^ "Native Perennial Grasses of Hastings Preserve". Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ USDA Plant Guide

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