Trichophorum alpinum

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Trichophorum alpinum
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Trichophorum
Species: T. alpinum
Binomial name
Trichophorum alpinum
  • Eriophorum alpinum L.

Trichophorum alpinum is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name alpine bulrush.[1] It has a circumboreal distribution, occurring throughout the northern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. It is present in Europe, Asia, and northern North America.[2]

This sedge produces stems up to 40 centimeters tall from a short rhizome. The leaves are no more than a centimeter long. The flowers have cottony white bristles that may extend 2 centimeters past the spikelet.[2][3]

This plant grows in bogs and calcareous mountain meadows.[2]


  1. ^ "Trichophorum alpinum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Tara Y. 1990. Trichophorum alpinum. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.
  3. ^ Trichophorum alpinum. Flora of North America.

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