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Anthoxanthum monticola (Bigelow) Veldkamp ssp. monticola
alpine sweetgrass

General Information
Symbol: ANMOM2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: AK   N
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ANMOO Anthoxanthum monticola (Bigelow) Veldkamp ssp. orthantha (T.J. Sørensen) G. Tucker alpine sweetgrass
HIALO Hierochloe alpina (Sw. ex Willd.) Roem. & Schult. ssp. orthantha (T.J. Sørensen) G. Weim.
HIALO2 Hierochloe alpina (Sw. ex Willd.) Roem. & Schult. var. orthantha (T.J. Sørensen) Hultén
HIMO3 Hierochloe monticola (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve, non Mez
HIOR Hierochloe orthantha T.J. Sørensen


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Anthoxanthum L. – hornwort
Species Anthoxanthum monticola (Bigelow) Veldkamp – alpine sweetgrass
Subspecies Anthoxanthum monticola (Bigelow) Veldkamp ssp. monticola – alpine sweetgrass

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
New York
Anthoxanthum monticola ssp. orthantha
alpine sweetgrass



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