Taxon: Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) Á. Löve

Genus: Pseudoroegneria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Subtribe: Hordeinae
Nomen number: 313402
Place of publication: Taxon 29:168. 1980
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 247 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • beardless wheatgrass  (Source: Grass US) - English
  • bluebunch wheatgrass  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass VarUSA)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Michigan
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada Yukon Territory; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan


  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  • Barkworth, M. E. & D. R. Dewey 1985. Genomically based genera in the perennial Triticeae of North America: identification and membership Amer. J. Bot. 72:769.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Dewey, D. R. 1983. New nomenclatural combinations in the North American perennial Triticeae (Gramineae) (Brittonia) 35:31.
  • Dewey, D. R. 1984. The genomic system of classification as a guide to intergeneric hybridization with the perennial Triticeae (Gene Man Pl Improv) 272.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)


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