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.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Alopecurus alpinus Sm.
Alopecurus borealis Trinius