Latin name: Elymus ponticus (Podp.) N. Snow
  Pronunciation: EL-i-mus PON-ti-kus

  Common name: Tall wheat grass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Disturbed, often alkaline areas to 5000',
  sometimes in chaparral, native to se Europe and
  west Asia

  Blooming period: Spring
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Elymus
  2) ponticus
  Formerly Elytrigia pontica ssp. pontica
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