Taxon: Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst.

Genus: Leymus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Pooideae
      Tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 102161
Place of publication: Flora 31:118. 1848
Name Verified on: 28-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 79 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Dict Gard; Buvisindi 8:41-50. 1994)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Grass USSR)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wheat (fide Wild Crop Rel Cer 2:78. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere


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Check other web resources for Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst. :


  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image