Taxon  Report   6430    
Phleum alpinum  L.
Alpine timothy,  Mountain timothy, Timothy grass
Phleum alpinum
© 2010 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Phleum alpinum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Phleum alpinum
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Phleum alpinum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Phleum alpinum
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phleum
Communities: 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

Alternate Names:
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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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).