Creeping ryegrass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   2300
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat permanently saturated with shallow water table. Water chemistry: fresh or saline. Valley bottoms, lower portions of alluvial slopes. Cowardin class: Palustrine persistent emergent saline wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) l sts creeping ryegrass as a NI.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Brown (1982e), Heady (1977), Paysen et al. (1980).
Comments:Many regional descriptions include this series in an alkali meadows category. Meadows of this habitat are dominated by this or other species [ see Alkali sacaton series, Ashy ryegrass series, Saltgrass series, Spikerush series]. This widespread species is a component of many series, and is a common understory plant in riparian forests [ see Fremont cottonwood series]. In the ecological literature creeping ryegrass is referred to as Elymus triticoides . The Jepson Manual places creeping ryegrass in the genus Leymus .
Plot based descriptions:Odion et al. (1992) define a Creeping wild rye - one-sided bluegrass associa-tion [as Elymus-Poa association] in Inyo Co. TraSN.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Creeping ryegrass series
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