Phleum arenarium L.

Sand timothy

source: Laurens Sparrius, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Laurens Sparrius, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Phleum arenarium L.
The Plant list Phleum arenarium L.
English name Sand timothy

Crop relationship
Catstail same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe coastal areas in W-Europe and some areas in Central-Europe
Asia coastal areas in SW-Asia and some scattered areas
Africa some scattered areas in NW-Africa
North-America -
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.bo3ad0
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.bo3ad0

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information