Latin name: Elymus elymoides (Raf.) Swezey var.   brevifolius (J.G. Smith) Barkworth
  Pronunciation: EL-i-mus el-i-MO-i-dees bre-vi-FO-lee-us

  Common name: Short-leaved squirreltail
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Dry open areas to 10,000', Mojave Desert,   mountains of San Diego Co. north
  Blooming period: May to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Elymus
  2) elymoides  3) brevifolius
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