Alopecurus magellanicus Lam.
alpine meadow-foxtail
Poaceae (Grass family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Ryan Batten     (Photo ID #52774)


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Distribution of Alopecurus magellanicus
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Species Information

Perennial, tufted grass from short rhizomes; stems sometimes stoloniferous, (10) 20-80 cm tall.
Sheaths open; blades flat, rough short-hairy, 3-6 mm wide; ligules finely eroded, irregularly jagged, blunt, 1-3 mm long.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Moist meadows in the subalpine zone; rare in NE BC, known only from Beatton River and Pink Mountain; circumpolar, N to AK, YT and NT, and S to CO and UT; Eurasia, Greenland.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Alopecurus alpinus Sm.
Alopecurus borealis Trinius