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Elytrigia repens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Elytrigia

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Elytrigia is a genus of about 20–40 species of grasses, native to temperate regions of the Old World, in Europe, Asia, and northwest Africa. The species are sometimes included in the related genera Agropyron or Elymus, while species in the genera Pascopyrum and Pseudoroegneria are included in Elytrigia by some authors.[1][2][3] The genus name has also been spelled Elytrigium.[4]

Selected species


  1. ^ a b "Elytrigia repens". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Flora of NW Europe: Elytrigia
  3. ^ a b Flora of China: Elytrigia
  4. ^ George Bentham (1882), "Notes on Gramineae", Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany, 19: 14–134 p. 130