Elymus villosus
Family: Poaceae
downy wild-rye, hairy wild-rye, silky wild-rye
Elymus villosus image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Native
- glumes very slender (< 1 mm); usually 2 pairs per node

- awns straight

- lemmas villous-hispid

- sheaths and undersides of leaves hairy

- paleas 5-7 mm