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Mountain Foxtail - Alopecurus magellanicus
Other Names:  Alpine Foxtail, Boreal Foxtail, Alopecurus borealis, Alopecurus alpinus [misapplied]


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Greenland to Alaska, south to CO and UT; Arctic regions and northern Eurasia.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Moist montane to subalpine meadows and in hot spring areas (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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