Elymus villosus Muhl. ex Willd.

Downy Wild Rye


CC = 4
CW = 3
MOC = 77

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Family - Poaceae/Triticeae

Stems - No info. yet.

Elymus_villosus_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Elymus_villosus_sheath.jpg Sheath.

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Elymus_villosus_auricle.jpg Auricle.

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Elymus_villosus_ligule.jpg Ligule.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.

Elymus_villosus_spikelet.jpg Spikelet.

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Flowering - June - September.

Habitat - Bottoms, mesic to dry upland forests, prairie edges, streambanks, disturbed sites, roadsides.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant grows to over 1m tall and can be quite weedy if conditions are correct.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-24-03.