Elymus pycnanthus

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Elymus pycnanthus (Godr.) Melderis

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

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 pycnanthus is a grass.

Naming

Elymus pycnanthus was already described and the name validly published by Dominique Alexandre Godron. It was Aleksandre Melderis, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1978.

Taxonomy

Elymus pycnanthus 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 20 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Elymus pycnanthus produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from May to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Elymus pycnanthus is native to to the coastal regions of the British Isles North Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, France, Central Europe and Romania as well as the Apennine and the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Northwest Iran and Afghanistan, and is naturalized in North America .

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

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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