Mountain Foxtail - Alopecurus magellanicus
Alpine Foxtail, Boreal Foxtail,
Alopecurus borealis, Alopecurus alpinus [misapplied]
MNPS Threat Rank
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems few-bunched, 20–100 cm. Leaves: blades 2–6 mm broad. Inflorescence a dense ovoid panicle 1.5–4 cm long, >1 cm in diameter. Spikelets 3–4 mm long; glumes silky over entire surface. Lemmas with an awn extending 2.5–3 mm beyond lemma tip, emanating from the middle (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Greenland to Alaska, south to CO and UT; Arctic regions and northern Eurasia.
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- Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
- Johnson, T. W. 1982. An analysis of pack and saddle stock grazing areas in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. M.Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 105 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Pallister, G.L. 1974. The seasonal distribution and range use of bighorn sheep in the Beartooth Mountains, with special reference to the West Rosebud and Stillwater herds. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 67 p.