Elymus villosus Muhl. - Downy Wild Rye

Elymus villosus plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Elymus villosus baseBase of plant.

Elymus villosus nodeNode.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Elymus villosus sheathSheath.

Elymus villosus auricleAuricle.

Elymus villosus liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Elymus villosus inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Elymus villosus spikeletSpikelet.

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.


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