E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

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

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / 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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Alopecurus alpinus Sm.
Alopecurus borealis Trinius

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