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Poa arctica

Poa arctica R. Br.

Arctic Blue Grass, Arctic Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: POAR2

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic and alpine regions, growing mainly in mesic to subhydric, acidic tundra and alpine meadows, and on rocky slopes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACW FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (openherbarium.org)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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