Elymus hystrix

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Bottlebrush grass
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Elymus
Species: E. hystrix
Binomial name
Elymus hystrix

Elymus hystrix (bottlebrush grass) is a bunchgrass in the grass family, Poaceae. It is native to the United States.


Elymus hystrix is a herbaceous plant with alternate, simple leaves, on erect stems. The flowers are white, borne in spring.