Basin Wildrye is a 2-4' clump of grass that is native in the Great Basin area. It extends into Calif. along the east sierras. It is one of the most important forage plants of the sage brush community. It would be interesting to try to establish it as a permanent pasture for horses.
(Syn. Leymus cinerus)
Elymus cinereus tolerates alkaline soil, sand and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Elymus cinereus has color white and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Elymus cinereus has color na.
Communities for Elymus cinereus:Great Basin Sage, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland and Sagebrush Scrub.