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Poa howellii

Poa howellii Vasey & Scribn.

Howell's Blue Grass, Howell's Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Poa bolanderi ssp. howellii, Poa bolanderi var. howellii

USDA Symbol: POHO6

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Rocky banks and wooded slopes.

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


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

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