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Poa alpina L.
Alpine blue grass, Alpine bluegrass
USDA Symbol: POAL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The short, stout, densely tufted stems are 4-12 in. in height with short blades and a compact, rounded to short-pyramidal, purplish seed head. The leaves of this cool-season perennial form a dense mat, providing good soil cover.
AK , CO , ID , MI , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY Canada: BC
, NS Native Distribution:
Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, s. to Que., n. MI & the alpine summits of CO, UT, WA & OR Native Habitat:
Alpine meadows; arctic regions USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff