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Leymus arenarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Genus: Leymus

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Leymus is a genus of the true grass family (Poaceae). The common name for this genus is "wild rye"; however, members of the genus Elymus are also sometimes given the same common name. About 30 species of Leymus have been identified.[1][2]

Selected species[edit]

Mammoth Wild Rye (Leymus racemosus)

Butterfly food plant[edit]

Butterflies whose caterpillars feed on Leymus include:


  1. ^ Anamthawat-Jónsson, Kesara; Bödvarsdóttir, Sigrídur K. (2001). "Genomic and genetic relationships among species of Leymus (Poaceae: Triticeae) inferred from 18S–26S ribosomal genes". American Journal of Botany 88 (4): 553–559. doi:10.2307/2657053. 
  2. ^ "PLANTS profile for Leymus (wildrye)". PLANTS Database. United States Dept. of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-04-09.