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Poa fendleriana (Muttongrass)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Poa fendleriana

Poa fendleriana (Steud.) Vasey

Muttongrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: POFE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Dioecious
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Spikelets are whitish to straw colored.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes.

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From the National Organizations Directory

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Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Poa fendleriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Poa fendleriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Poa fendleriana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2011-06-25
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