Panarctic Flora


340103 Elymus violaceus (Hornem.) Feilberg


Western Alaska: Rare
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Scattered
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Western Greenland: Rare
Mid Arctic Tundra: Presence uncertain
Southern Arcti Tundra: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Frequent
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent

2n= 28 (4x). - Canada, U.S.A., Greenland. - Several reports for "latiglumis" and "violaceus".
The assignment of reports published for "latiglumis" is often uncertain as this name has been applied to different species in different regions, e.g., often to the alpine plants in Scandinavia (by us as E. alaskanus subsp. borealis).

Geography: North American (N): ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Elven and Murray: Tzvelev treated subsp. violaceus and subsp. latiglumis as two races of Elymus violaceus. Campbell and Soreng in Soreng et al. (2003) merged them in a subsp. violaceus of E. trachycaulus. Barkworth et al. (2007) accepted E. violaceus as species and considered "latiglumis" a synonym for it.

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