|Scientific Name||Phleum pratense||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHPR3|
|Common Name||Timothy, Common Timothy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||41062|
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County