[Squirreltail and Wildrye Grasses: The Genus Elymus in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye

Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis

Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis)

Close-up of the inflorescence of blue wildrye as seen at a bald atop the Camp Creek Cliffs, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest...........June 29, 2013.

Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis) - Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis) - Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis)

Close-ups of the spikelets and sheath of blue wildrye as seen at a bald atop the Camp Creek Cliffs, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest...........June 29, 2013. Note the smooth surface of the blade and sheath (no spreading hairs) which indicates this is ssp. glaucus.

Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis) - Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis) - Blue Wildrye, Jepson's Blue Wildrye, Western Wildrye: Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus (Synonyms: Elymus glaucus var. breviaristatus, Elymus glaucus var. glaucus, Elymus glaucus ssp. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. jepsonii, Elymus glaucus var. tenuis)

Blue wildrye as seen in open woods along the High Rock Trail #266 in the northern Gifford Pinchot National Forest.........Juloy 2, 2015.

Paul Slichter