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Phleum alpinum L.
Alpine timothy, Mountain timothy
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Phleum alpinum var. commutatum, Phleum commutatum, Phleum commutatum var. americanum
USDA Symbol: PHAL2
Mountain timothy or alpine timothy, a perennial, is a distinctive grass with bright-green, bunched leaves and flowering culms to 1 ft. tall. The tight clusters of spikelets form a rounded spike with an overall dark-purple color.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WY Canada: NB
, NS Native Distribution:
Greenland to AK,
s. in the mts. of ME
Black Hills & in the western mts. Native Habitat:
Mountain meadows; wet areas; bogs
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist to wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff