[Wildrye: The Genus Leymus in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass

Leymus cinereus

Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi

Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass: Leymus cinereus (Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi) - Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass: Leymus cinereus (Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi)

A small population of blue wildrye as seen at left at Horsethief Butte in the eastern Columbia River Gorge........June 3, 2009. The photo at right shows blue wildrye along the east bank of the Deschutes River about two miles south of its mouth.......January 24, 2020.

Leaf sheath of Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass: Leymus cinereus (Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi) - Inflorescence of Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass: Leymus cinereus (Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi) - Inflorescence of Blue Wildrye, Giant Wildrye, Great Basin Lymegrass: Leymus cinereus (Synonyms: Aneurolepidum piperi, Elymus cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. cinereus, Elymus cinereus var. pubens, Elymus condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. condensatus, Elymus condensatus var. pubens, Elymus piperi)

Several close-up views of the leaf sheath and inflorescence of blue wildrye as seen at Horsethief Butte in the eastern Columbia River Gorge........June 3, 2009.


Paul Slichter