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Taxon: Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst.

Genus: Leymus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Triticeae
Nomen number: 102161
Place of publication: Flora 31:118. 1848
Name verified on: 28-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Jan-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 55 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • beach wild rye   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English
  • European dune grass   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Elymus arenarius]) – English
  • lyme grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • rancheria grass   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Elymus arenarius]) – English
  • sea lyme grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • élyme des sables   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French
  • élyme des sables d'Europe   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • blauer Helm   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Sandhafer   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Strandgerste   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Strandhafer   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Strandroggen   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • aveia-brava   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • strandråg   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part [n.]
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain [n.w.]

  • naturalized elsewhere




Check other web resources for Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (04 September 2015)

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