Alopecurus alpinus - Sm.
Mountain Foxtail
Other English Common Names: Alpine Foxtail, Alpine Meadow Foxtail
Other Common Names: boreal alopecurus
Synonym(s): Alopecurus borealis Trin. ;Alopecurus magellanicus Lam. ;Alopecurus occidentalis Scribn. & Tweedy
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Alopecurus magellanicus Lam. (TSN 782160)
French Common Names: vulpin boréal
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.156116
Element Code: PMPOA07020
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Grass Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Cyperales Poaceae Alopecurus
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Concept Reference Code: B99KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Alopecurus alpinus
Taxonomic Comments: Alopecurus alpinus was included in synonymy of A. borealis in Kartesz (1994), but A. alpinus is listed as the recognized name in Kartesz (1999) with A. borealis in synonymy. FNA recognizes A. magellanicus with A. alpinus listed in synonymy.
Conservation Status
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Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 11Jun2015
Global Status Last Changed: 24Feb1988
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Widespread.
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N4N5 (08Feb2012)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Montana (SU), Utah (S2S3), Wyoming (S2)
Canada Alberta (S2?), British Columbia (S1S3), Labrador (SNR), Manitoba (S2), Northwest Territories (SNR), Nunavut (SNR), Ontario (S2S3), Quebec (S3), Saskatchewan (S1), Yukon Territory (S3)

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Range Extent Comments: Greenland to Alaska, south to CO and UT; Arctic regions and northern Eurasia.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Greenland to Alaska, south to CO and UT; Arctic regions and northern Eurasia.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CO, ID, MT, UT, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK, YT

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Ecology & Life History
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Habitat Comments: Mountain meadows and along brooks.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 07May1993
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Annable, C.

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References
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  • Argus, G.W., K.M. Pryer, D.J. White and C.J. Keddy (eds.). 1982-1987. Atlas of the Rare Vascular Plants of Ontario.. Botany Division, National Museum of National Sciences, Ottawa.

  • Dore, W.G. and J. McNeill. 1980. Grasses of Ontario. Monograph 26, Agriculture Canada, Research Branch, Biosystematics Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario. 566 pp.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2007a. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 24. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 1. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxviii + 911 pp.

  • Hitchcock, A.S. 1951. Manual of the grasses of the United States. 2nd edition revised by Agnes Chase. [Reprinted, 1971, in 2 vols., by Dover Publications, Incorporated, New York.]

  • Kartesz, J. T., and C. Meacham. 1998b. Unpublished review draft of Floristic Synthesis, 14 May 1998. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • Kartesz, J.T., and C. Meacham. 1998a. Unpublished review draft of Floristic Synthesis, 8 Jan. 1998. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Riley, J.L. 2003. Flora of the Hudson Bay Lowland and its Postglacial Origins. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario. 236 pp.

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