National Geographic : 1921 Jun
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TIMOTHY (Phleum pratense) Timothy is said to have derived its name from Timothy Hansen, of Maryland, who introduced it into the American Colonies from England in 1720. It is a native of Europe, but is now widely distributed throughout the world. It is the standard hay grass of temperate regions. The flowers are arranged in a dense spike about three or four inches long and containing several hundred flowers.