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Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Z.-W. Liu & R.-C. Wang
tall wheatgrass

General Information
Symbol: THPO7
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   I
L48   I
Other Common Names: rush wheatgrass
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Joseph F. Pechanec. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from USDA Forest Service. United States, ID, Dubois. Usage Requirements.

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. Russian Federation. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
AGEL3 Agropyron elongatum (Host) P. Beauv.
AGVA80 Agropyron varnense (Velen.) Hayek
ELEL8 Elymus elongatus (Host) Runemark
ELELP Elymus elongatus (Host) Runemark var. ponticus (Podp.) Dorn
ELVA2 Elymus varnensis (Velen.) Runemark
ELEL6 Elytrigia elongata (Host) Nevski
ELPO Elytrigia pontica (Podp.) Holub
ELPOP2 Elytrigia pontica (Podp.) Holub ssp. pontica tall wheatgrass
LOEL2 Lophopyrum elongatum (Host) Á. Löve


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Thinopyrum Á. Löve – wheatgrass
Species Thinopyrum ponticum (Podp.) Z.-W. Liu & R.-C. Wang – tall wheatgrass

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