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Mountain Timothy - Phleum alpinum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems 20–50 cm tall, not bulbous at base. Leaves: blades 4–7 mm wide, sheath subtending the inflorescence inflated, ligules 1–4 mm long. Inflorescence 1–6 cm long and 5–13 mm wide. Spikelets 3–4.5 mm long. Lemmas 2–2.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout most of Canada and at the western U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 44

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Habitat
Common in mountain meadows, open understory, and subalpine to alpine (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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