Etymology: Elymus: Greek name for a type of grain, meaning generally to roll up," referring to lemma and palea which are tightly rolled about the seed
Plants: erect, perennial, to 3' tall grass
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food
Alberta Government: "The identification of certain native and naturalized grasses by their vegetative characters", S.E. Clarke, J.A. Campbell and W. Shevkenek. 1950.
(Publication no. 762 ; Technical bulletin no. 50). Drawings, descriptions.