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Elymus hystrix, Hystrix patula,
Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottlebrush Grass

Scientific name:  Elymus hystrix
Synonym name:  Hystrix patula
Common name:  Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottlebrush Grass
Family:  Poaceae, Grass Family
Flowering:  June-August

Elymus hystrix, Hystrix patula, Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottlebrush Grass


Derivation of the botanical name:
Elymus, Elymus New Latin, from an old Greek name Elumos, or elymos millet, a type of grain, meaning generally “to roll up," referring to lemma and palea which are tightly rolled about the seed.
hystrix, Greek, hedgehog (porcupine) in reference to the supposed resemblance of the seed head bristles to the hedgehog quills.

Elymus hystrix, Hystrix patula, Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottlebrush Grass


 
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