(Common Timothy)


Phleum pratense, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 4612


Phleum pratense, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 4606


Phleum pratense, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 4615

Scientific Name Phleum pratense USDA PLANTS Symbol PHPR3
Common Name Timothy, Common Timothy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 41062
Family Poaceae (Grass) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to Subalpine (3800 to 11000 ft.); meadows, grasslands, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Perennial grass, tufted; culms 16 to 40 inches tall.
Foliage: Sheaths smooth; stem blades flat, 2 to 8 inches long and 3/16 to 1/3-inch wide with rough margins and not inflated; ligules blunt, nearly entire but sometimes irregular-jagged edges, 3/16-inch long or less.
Inflorescence: Slender, dense panicle, cylindrical, 2 to 6 inches long, made up of closely packed spikelets; green glumes terminating in horn-like awns; anthers pale lavender.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and E-Flora BC.
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