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Phleum alpinum

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Phleum alpinum is a species of grass known by the common names alpine cat's-tail,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> alpine timothy<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> and mountain timothy.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>

Distribution

Phleum alpinum has a circumboreal distribution, inhabiting northern areas of the Northern Hemisphere, as well as extending down through the Americas to southern South America. It can be found on islands in the subantarctic region such as South Georgia Island, on which it is one of the most common plant species.<ref>Callaghan, T. V. and M. C. Lewis. (1971). The growth of Phleum alpinum L. in contrasting habitats at a sub-Antarctic station. New Phytologist 70:6 1143-54.</ref>

Phleum alpinum, clumps at Template:Convert in the Sierra Nevada USA

Description

Phleum alpinum is a perennial bunchgrass forming loose clumps 20 to 60 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a cylindrical to oval mass of spikelets up to 6 centimeters long and 1.2 wide.

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