Taxon  Report   6430 
Phleum alpinum  L.
Alpine timothy,  Mountain timothy, Timothy grass
Phleum alpinum
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Phleum alpinum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Phleum alpinum
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Phleum alpinum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Phleum alpinum
© 2010 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phleum
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Phleum alpinum var. commutatum
PLANTS: Phleum commutatum var. americanum
PLANTS: Phleum commutatum
More information about  Phleum alpinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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