Elymus hystrix var. hystrix

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
SpeciesElymus hystrix L. var. hystrix
Common NameEastern Bottlebrush Grass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 5.5
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Asperella echidnea Asperella echidnea Raf.
Elymus pseudohystrix Elymus pseudohystrix Schult.
Gymnostichum patulum Gymnostichum patulum (Moench) Lunell
Hystrix elymoides Hystrix elymoides Mack. & Bush

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos