Ashy ryegrass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation:c
Series height:<1.5 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):1400
(upper):   3000
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat permanently saturated with shallow water table. Water chemistry: saline. Cowardin class: Palustrine persistent emergent saline wetland. Uplands: north-facing slopes, lower portions of alluvial slopes, valley bottoms. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists ashy ryegrass as a NI.
Upland information: Uplands:north-facing slopes, lower portions of alluvial slopes, valley bottoms. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists ashy ryegrass as a NI.
Reference:Heady (1977), Paysen et al. (1980).
Comments:Many regional descriptions include this series in an alkali meadows category. Meadows of this habitat can be dominated by this or other species, so several series exist to handle this variety [ see Alkali sacaton series, Creeping ryegrass series, Saltgrass series, Spikerush series]. In the ecological literature ashy ryegrass is referred to as Elymus cinereus . The Jepson Manual places ashy ryegrass in the genus Leymus .
Plot based descriptions:NDDB has plot data on file for Modoc Co. and for Sheldon National Antelope Refuge in NV.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Ashy ryegrass series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Ashy ryegrass series
Common species: View common species for: Ashy ryegrass series

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