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Basin wild-rye

Gramineae Elymus cinereus Scribn. and Merr.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a cool season, slightly spreading grass found throughout the Western States--particularly on alkaline soils. It is a tall, coarse grower, sometimes reaching to 10 feet. It is relatively low in palatability and is not planted commercially but affords emergency summer or winter pasturage where present.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch