Panarctic Flora


341608 Deschampsia beringensis Hultén


Northern Iceland: Persistent (Adventive)
Western Alaska: Scattered
Shrub Tundra: Rare
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= 26 (2x). - Far East (N), Canada, U.S.A. - At least five reports.
Not included: A report of 2n = 42 from the Russian Far East (Sokolovskaya and Probatova 1975) should be checked against voucher before acceptance.

Geography: Amphi-Pacific/Beringian: ICE* ALA.

Notes: Deschampsia beringensis has been introduced and is established in at least three localities in the Arctic in Iceland (Kristinsson 2008). It is extensively used for soil stabilization and land reclamation in the interior parts. Barkworth (2007b) treated this plant as D. cespitosa subsp. beringensis.

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