Elymus villosus Willd.
Common Name: SILKY WILD-RYE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Forests, often swampy ones, as along rivers, but also in drier sites.

The very slender glumes and the lemmas are usually conspicuously villous-hispid, although nearly smooth in f. arkansanus (Scribn. & C. R. Ball) Fernald; one Oakland Co. collection (O. A. Farwell 8582, MICH, BLH) appears to be this form, the leaves are glabrous also. The spikelets are nearly always only 1-flowered in E. villosus.

Locations

Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Delta County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2104.