[Crested Wheatgrass East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Crested Wheatgrass, Fairway Crested Wheatgrass

Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum

Synonyms: Agropyron cristatiforme, Agropyron desertorum, Agropyron pecintatum, Agropyron pectiniforme

Close-up of the inflorescence of Crested Wheatgrass, Fairway Crested Wheatgrass: Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum (Synonyms: Agropyron cristatiforme, Agropyron desertorum, Agropyron pecintatum, Agropyron pectiniforme)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of crested wheatgrass as seen along the Zumwalt-Imnaha Rd to the northeast of Enterprise, OR.................July 9, 2007. Evidently this species is very closely related to desert crested wheatgrass (Agropyron desertorum) and is largely indistinguishable from it. Unfortunately I have no information on this latter species to help differentiate the two species.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Crested Wheatgrass, Fairway Crested Wheatgrass: Agropyron cristatum ssp. pectinatum (Synonyms: Agropyron cristatiforme, Agropyron desertorum, Agropyron pecintatum, Agropyron pectiniforme)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flattened, stiff, inflorescence of crested wheatgrass as seen along the Zumwalt-Imnaha Rd to the northeast of Enterprise, OR.................July 9, 2007.

Paul Slichter