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Slender Wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners)

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species is cultivated for hay, but mostly within its native range. It is also widely used in seed mixes for rehabilitating degraded land, including mine spoils, overgrazed pastures, and in watershed restoration projects. As a result of these uses, it has established on some new sites slightly south of its native range from Missouri through Kentucky; we mark these new populations expanded because of proximity to the native range, even though it remains scattered and uncommon in the wild in this region.