Trisetum spicatum (L.) Richter
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsAira spicata L.
DescriptionTufted, culm up to 30 cm tall, densely pubescent, with long, soft hairs pointing down except at top; leaves 2-3 mm broad, with soft, gray pubescence; panicle spikelike, dense, with pubescent branches; glumes and lemmas usually with violet color-zone and brown margins; awn bent and twisted, affixed at upper third or fourth of lemma; floret considerably longer than glumes.
EcologyTundra, dry places in the mountains, snow beds, to at least 2,000 meters.
Viviparous plants occur very rarely.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.