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Genus: Elymus — wild-rye

When counting stem nodes to identify certain species, you will need to look at all of the stem from the ground level up. When measuring the spike width, include the awns. This applies mainly to species in our Full Key. References: Haines (2000), Barkworth et al. (2007).


Poaceae (grass family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key