Agropyron boreale (Turcz.) Dobrov
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsRoegneria scandica Nevski., Agropyron latiglume subsp. eurasiaticum Hult., Triticum boreale Turcz., Roegneria borealis (Turcz.) Nevski
DescriptionTufted; nodes of culms nearly always short-hairy; lower sheaths of leaves usually glabrous; leaves 2.5-6 mm wide, flat or inrolled, usually scaberulous; spikes rather dense; spikelets 12—20 mm long, 4—6-flowered, purple or greenish-purple; glumes 5-8 mm long, oblong or broadly oblanceolate, usually abruptly narrowed into short awn up to 3 mm long, 3-5-ribbed, glabrous, with hyaline-scarious margin wider near tip; lemmas 8-10 mm long, glabrous, with short awn 1.5-5 mm long; joints of rachilla strigose; anthers 1.5-2 mm long.
EcologyRiver bars and flats; dry, sandy banks of rivers, hillsides. In mountains to at least 1,000 meters. Described from the Aldan valley in eastern Siberia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.