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Poa cusickii ssp. epilis

Poa cusickii Vasey ssp. epilis (Scribn.) W.A. Weber

Cusick's Blue Grass, Cusick's Bluegrass, Skyline Blue Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Poa cusickii var. epilis, Poa epilis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Tends to grow around timberline.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Poa cusickii ssp. epilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Poa cusickii ssp. epilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Poa cusickii ssp. epilis


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

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