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Common name

English: Russian wheatgrass, Sea Wheatgrass

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Elymus (1)

            Epithet: farctus (Viv.) Runemark ex Melderis (1)

Synonyms: Bromus truncatus Scop., Elytrigia farcta (Viv.) Holub, Elytrigia sartorii (Boiss. & Heldr.) Holub, Thinopyrum junceiforme (Á.Löve & D.Löve) Á.Löve

farcta => solid, filled, not hollow

farctus => solid, filled, not hollow

junceiforme => rush (Juncaceae) like

sartorii => in honor of Carl Christian Wilhelm Sartorius (1796-1872), German plant collector emigrated to Mexico

truncatus => blunt, abruptly cut off

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, purple

External links

Check for Elymus farctus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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