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Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides)
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Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides)

General: Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides) is a fairly common, upright grass that grows in individual clumps (bunches) in the deserts around Las Vegas. This is one of the medium-sized bunchgrasses.

Squirreltail is an uncommon component of vegetation associations in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) and higher life zones.

Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides)

Family: Grass (Poaceae).

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Plant Form: Perennial grass. Grows in bunches.

Height: About 18 inches.

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Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides)

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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