Elymus pycnanthus (Godr.) Melderis
Elymus pycnanthus is a grass.
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.
The grasses reach heights of 20 to 120 centimetres.
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.
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 .
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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