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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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
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
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phleum alpinum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phleum alpinum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff