Taxon  Report   6431    
Phleum pratense  L.
Common timothy,  Cultivated timothy, Timothy
Phleum pratense
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Phleum pratense
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Phleum pratense
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Phleum pratense, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Phleum pratense
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phleum
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phleum nodosum
PLANTS: Phleum pratense ssp. nodosum
PLANTS: Phleum pratense var. nodosum
More information about  Phleum pratense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2019).