Arctophila falva (Trin.) Anderss.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsArctophila effusa Lange, Colpodium fulvum (Trin.) Griseb., Poa fulva Trin., Colpodium pendulinum (Laest.) Griseb., Poa pendulina Laest., Arctophila chrysantha Holm, Arctophila mucronata Hack., Arctophila pendulina (Laest.) Anderss., Graphephorum fulvum (Trin.) Gray, Arctophila trichopoda Holm., Colpodium mucronata (Hack.) Beal, Graphephorum pendulinum (Laest.) Gray, Arctophila brizoides Holm
Common namependent grass
DescriptionUp to 9 dm high, yellowish-green; culms from stout but very brittle subterranean runners; leaves of sterile shoots arranged in 2 rows; leaves up to 20 cm long, 3-8 mm broad; panicle ample, open, with capillary branches; spikelets with 1-7 flowers; glumes broadly scarious-margined, shorter than adjacent lemma.
EcologyArctic polygon tundra; lakeshores and banks of streams in shallow water.
Highly variable. Specimens from interior have larger panicle and many-flowered spikelets.
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.