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Poa glauca ssp. glauca

Poa glauca Vahl ssp. glauca

Glaucous Bluegrass, Upland Bluegrass, Upland Blue Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Poa balfourii, Poa glauca ssp. conferta, Poa glauca ssp. glaucantha, Poa glauca var. conferta, Poa glauca var. laxiuscula, Poa glaucantha, Poa nascopieana, Poa scopulorum, Poa ×tormentuosa


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


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , CO , ID , ME , MN , MT , NH , NM , NY , OR , UT , VT , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS


Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Red-disked Alpine
(Erebia discoidalis)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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