Panarctic Flora


340903b Hierochloë odorata subsp. arctica (J. Presl) Tzvelev


Northern Fennoscandia: Scattered
Kanin - Pechora: Scattered
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Scattered
Yamal - Gydan: Rare
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Rare
West Chukotka: Rare
South Chukotka: Scattered
East Chukotka: Rare
Western Alaska: Rare
Northern Alaska - Yukon: Scattered
Central Canada: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Scattered
Western Greenland: Rare
Southern Arcti Tundra: Rare
Shrub Tundra: Scattered
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= (1) 56 (8x). - Europe (N), Russia (N), Siberia (N), Far East (N), Canada, U.S.A. - Numerous reports, more than 100 counts.
(2) 70 (10x). - Canada. - Hedberg (1967); Weimarck (1971, 1973).
(3) ca. 84 (12x). - U.S.A. - Weimarck (1971, 1973). Probably a stray high polyploid in an otherwise 2n = 56 population.

Geography: Circumboreal-polar: NOR RUS SIB RFE ALA CAN GRL.

Notes: Greenland is added to Weimarck's (1971) treatment. We have confirmed a specimen (O), not seen by Weimarck, from southern Greenland. Allred and Barkworth (2007) synonymized Hierochloë arctica with Anthoxanthum hirtum. For reasons stated above, we do not follow that solution.

Higher Taxa