Timothy (Phleum pratense)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Photo courtesy of: Ivo Antusek

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need help to identify species (if possible, Binomial name) 9 by NightCrow Jan 15, 2019 2:57 PM 2
Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis) by jmorth Jun 18, 2015 9:23 PM 5

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