Leymus simplex var. simplex

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 359.
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Illustrator: Cindy Roché
Culms 35-55 cm tall, 1-2 mm thick. Spikes 1.5-13 cm long; internodes 7-9 mm. Spikelets 16-22 mm, with 3-6 florets.


Leymus simplex var. simplex is found throughout the range of the species, sometimes in close proximity to var. luxurians. The two may be environmentally induced variants, but the lack of intermediates suggests a genetic distinction.



Lower Taxa

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