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Poa bigelovii (Bigelow's bluegrass)
San Antonio River Authority

Poa bigelovii

Poa bigelovii Vasey & Scribn.

Bigelow's Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute the therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0293 Collected Sept. 7, 1992 in Kendall County by Kristina Coates

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

From the Archive

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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