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Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt.
Spike trisetum



General Information
Symbol: TRSP2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
SPM   N
L48   N
AK   N
Other Common Names: Northern oat grass
Characteristics
Data Source and Documentation
Alaska"Arizona"California"Colorado"Connecticut"Idaho"Maine"Massachusetts"Michigan"Minnesota"Nevada"NewNewNewNorthOregon"Pennsylvania"SouthUtah"Vermont"Virginia"Washington"Wisconsin"Wyoming"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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USA (AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK, YT), DEN (GL), FRA (SPM)

Images

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
TRSPM6 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. molle (Kunth) Beal
TRTRM Trisetum triflorum (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve ssp. molle (Kunth) Á. Löve & D. Löve
TRSPM3 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. molle (Kunth) Hultén
TRSPM2 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. majus (Rydb.) Hultén
TRSPC Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. congdonii (Scribn. & Merr.) Hultén
TRSPM5 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. majus (Rydb.) Farw.
TRSPM4 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. montanum (Vasey) W. Weber
AISP Aira spicata L.
TRSPA Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. alaskanum (Nash) Hultén
TRSPA2 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. alaskanum (Nash) Malte ex Louis-Marie
TRTR4 Trisetum triflorum (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve
TRSPC2 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. congdonii (Scribn. & Merr.) Hitchc.
TRSPS2 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. spicatiforme Hultén
TRMOS Trisetum montanum Vasey var. shearii Louis-Marie
TRMO21 Trisetum molle Kunth
TRVI10 Trisetum villosissimum (Lange) Louis-Marie
TRMO5 Trisetum montanum Vasey
TRSPV Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. villosissimum (Lange) Louis-Marie
TRSPP Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. pilosiglume Fernald
TRSU9 Trisetum subspicatum (L.) P. Beauv.
TRSPM Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. var. maidenii (Gandog.) Fernald
TRSPP4 Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. ssp. pilosiglume (Fernald) Hultén

Classification

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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 – Grass family
Genus Trisetum Pers. – oatgrass
Species Trisetum spicatum (L.) K. Richt. – spike trisetum

Subordinate Taxa

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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.
Connecticut
Trisetum spicatum var. molle
spiked false oats
Special Concern
Massachusetts
Trisetum triflorum ssp. molle
spiked false-oats
Endangered
New Hampshire
Trisetum spicatum var. pilosiglume
narrow false oats
Endangered
North Carolina
Trisetum spicatum var. molle
soft trisetum
Endangered
Pennsylvania
narrow false oats
Endangered
Wisconsin
narrow false oats
Threatened

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover