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Agrostis variabilis

Agrostis variabilis Rydb.

Mountain Bent, Mountain Bent Grass, Mountain Bentgrass, Mountain Redtop

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Agrostis rossiae


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Alpine and subalpine meadows and forests, and on talus slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agrostis variabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agrostis variabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agrostis variabilis


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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