Elymus elongatus

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Elymus elongatus (Host) Runemark

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Elymus elongatus is a grass.

Naming

Elymus elongatus was already described and the name validly published by Nicolaus Thomas Host. It was Hans Runemark, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Elymus elongatus is a species in the genus Elymus which contains approximately 235 to 310 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 35 to 75 centimetres.

Leaves

Elymus elongatus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Elymus elongatus produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from August to September.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Elymus elongatus is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula and Eastern Europe.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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