Elymus elymoides ssp. brevifolius

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
SpeciesElymus elymoides (J. G. Sm.) Barkworth ssp. brevifolius
Common NameSquirreltail
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: 6.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5T4T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Currently no photos are available for this plant.

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
Elymus brevifolius Elymus brevifolius (J.G. Sm.) M.E. Jones
Elymus elymoides var. brevifolius Elymus elymoides var. brevifolius (J.G. Sm.) Dorn
Elymus longifolius Elymus longifolius (J.G. Sm.) Gould
Sitanion hystrix var. brevifolium Sitanion hystrix var. brevifolium (J.G. Sm.) C.L. Hitchc.
Sitanion longifolium Sitanion longifolium J.G. Sm.
Sitanion velutinum Sitanion velutinum Piper

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos