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Poa nemoralis ssp. interior

Poa nemoralis L. ssp. interior (Rydb.) W.A. Weber

Inland Blue Grass, Inland Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Poa interior, Poa nemoralis var. interior


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall. May be much shorter in alpine habitats.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CO , ID , IL , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , SD , TN , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Subxeric to mesic habitats, such as mossy rocks and scree, usually in forests. Fairly common from boreal forests to low alpine habitats of the Rocky Mountains.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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 (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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