Phleum alpinum

Phleum alpinum

Alpine timothy

Previous scientific name(s): Phleum alpinum var. commutatum, Phleum commutatum, Phleum commutatum var. americanum

Perennial, cool season native. Most often a bunchgrass, but can sometimes form sod. Prefers mountain meadows and bogs where soil is poorly drained. Provides good forage for all kinds of livestock and wildlife because it stays green throughout most of the summer.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
17 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,000,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes