[Wildrye, Wheatgrass & Squirel-tail Grass: The Genus Elymus East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail

Elymus elymoides

Synonym: Sitanion hystrix

Squirreltail Grass: Elymus elymoides (Sitanion hystrix)

Bottlebrush squirreltail as seen in lithosol soils along the old highway to the west of Fishtrap Lake in eastern Washington.........June 2, 2008.

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Bottlebrush squirreltail as seen at left along Forest Road #16 in Logan Valley, Malheur National Forest.........July 3, 2010. The photo at right shows bottlebrush squirreltail blooming in scablands about one-quarter of a mile uphill to the west from the Wenas Campground, Yakima County, Wa.......May 24, 2019.

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Additional images of bottlebrush squirreltail as seen at about 7850' above Jackman Park along the North Loop Road, Steens Mountain.........August 31, 2011.


Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Inflorescence of Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Mature inflorescence of Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Additional images of bottlebrush squirrel tail as seen along Arizona Creek Road about one and one-half miles uphill to the west of the main highway, Pueblo Mountains of southeastern Oregon.........June 1, 2012.

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Bottlebrush squirreltail as seen at Domingo Pass, Pueblo Mountains of southeastern Washington............May 31, 2012. The photo at right shows bottlebrush squirreltail as seen along the Stubblefield Trail at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge........July 4, 2018..

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Bottlebrush squirreltail observed along the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 near 7400' on the southeastern shoulder of Crook Peak, Fremont-Winema National Forest......June 28, 2019.

Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix) - Squirreltail Grass, Bottlebrush Squirreltail: Elymus elymoides (Synonym: Sitanion hystrix)

Bottlebrush squirreltail as seen at about 7800' atop Table Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness..........August 2, 2011.


Paul Slichter