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Trichophorum alpinum


Trichophorum alpinum is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name alpine bulrush.<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> It has a circumboreal distribution, occurring throughout the northern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. It is present in Europe, Asia, and northern North America.<ref name=feis>Williams, Tara Y. 1990. Trichophorum alpinum. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.</ref>

This sedge produces stems up to 40 centimeters tall from a short rhizome. The leaves are no more than a centimeter long. The flowers have cottony white bristles that may extend 2 centimeters past the spikelet.<ref name=feis/><ref name=fna>Trichophorum alpinum. Flora of North America.</ref>

This plant grows in bogs and calcareous mountain meadows.<ref name=feis/>



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