Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species: Elymus trachycaulus
Infraspecies:Elymus trachycaulus (Link) A. Love & D. Love ssp. subsecundus
Common NameSlender Wheatgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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  • 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
Agropyron caninoides var. pubescens Agropyron caninoides var. pubescens Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Agropyron caninum f. ciliatum Agropyron caninum f. ciliatum (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Pease & A.H. Moore
Agropyron caninum f. pubescens Agropyron caninum f. pubescens (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Pease & A.H. Moore
Agropyron caninum f. violacescens Agropyron caninum f. violacescens Ramaley
Agropyron caninum var. pubescens Agropyron caninum var. pubescens Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Agropyron caninum var. richardsonii Agropyron caninum var. richardsonii (Schrad.) M.E. Jones
Agropyron caninum var. unilaterale Agropyron caninum var. unilaterale (Cassidy) C.L. Hitchc.
Agropyron laeve Agropyron laeve (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) A.S. Hitchc.
Agropyron parishii var. laeve Agropyron parishii var. laeve Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Agropyron pauciflorum subsp. laeve Agropyron pauciflorum subsp. laeve (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould
Agropyron pauciflorum var. glaucum Agropyron pauciflorum var. glaucum (Pease & Moore) Taylor
Agropyron richardsonii var. ciliatum Agropyron richardsonii var. ciliatum Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Agropyron subsecundum Agropyron subsecundum (Link) A.S. Hitchc.
Agropyron subsecundum var. subsecundum Agropyron subsecundum var. subsecundum (Link) Hitchc.
Agropyron tenerum var. ciliatum Agropyron tenerum var. ciliatum Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Agropyron trachycaulum f. caninoides Agropyron trachycaulum f. caninoides (Ramaley) B. Boivin
Agropyron trachycaulum f. ciliatum Agropyron trachycaulum f. ciliatum (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Dore
Agropyron trachycaulum var. ciliatum Agropyron trachycaulum var. ciliatum (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gleason
Agropyron trachycaulum var. glaucum Agropyron trachycaulum var. glaucum (Pease & Moore) Malte
Agropyron trachycaulum var. hirsutum Agropyron trachycaulum var. hirsutum Malte
Agropyron trachycaulum var. pilosiglume Agropyron trachycaulum var. pilosiglume Malte
Agropyron trachycaulum var. richardsonii Agropyron trachycaulum var. richardsonii (Schrad.) Malte ex H.F. Lewis
Agropyron trachycaulum var. trichocoleum Agropyron trachycaulum var. trichocoleum (Piper) Malte
Agropyron trachycaulum var. unilaterale Agropyron trachycaulum var. unilaterale (Cassidy) Malte
Agropyron violacescens Agropyron violacescens (Ramaley) Beal
Agropyron violaceum f. caninoides Agropyron violaceum f. caninoides Ramaley
Elymus donianus subsp. subsecundum Elymus donianus subsp. subsecundum (Link) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Elymus laevis Elymus laevis (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Hoover
Elymus pauciflorus subsp. laeve Elymus pauciflorus subsp. laeve (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould
Elymus pauciflorus subsp. subsecundus Elymus pauciflorus subsp. subsecundus (Link) Gould
Elymus trachycaulus subsp. glaucus Elymus trachycaulus subsp. glaucus (Pease & Moore) Cody
Elymus trachycaulus var. unilateralis Elymus trachycaulus var. unilateralis (Cassidy) Beetle
Roegneria subsecunda Roegneria subsecunda (Link) Melderis
Triticum richardsonii Triticum richardsonii Schrad.
Triticum subsecundum Triticum subsecundum Link

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus - Dwayne Estes
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus - Dwayne Estes
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus - Dwayne Estes
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus - Dwayne Estes