Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Phleum alpinum L.
Alpine timothy, Mountain timothy
USDA Symbol: PHAL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: NB
, NS Native Distribution:
Greenland to AK, s. in the mts. of ME & NH, n. MI, Black Hills & in the western mts. Native Habitat:
Mountain meadows; wet areas; bogs USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
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
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff