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Trichophorum alpinum (Alpine bulrush)
Smith, R.W.

Trichophorum alpinum

Trichophorum alpinum (L.) Pers.

Alpine Bulrush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Baeothryon alpinum, Eriophorum alpinum, Leucocoma alpina, Scirpus hudsonianus

USDA Symbol: TRAL7

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NY , RI , VT , WI
Canada: BC , NB , NS , ON
Native Habitat: Bog/Fen,Fresh Water Aquatic

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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