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Poa pratensis ssp. colpodea

Poa pratensis L. ssp. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Tzvelev

Kentucky Blue Grass, Kentucky Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Poa alpigena ssp. colpodea, Poa alpigena var. colpodea, Poa pratensis var. colpodea, Poa pratensis var. vivipara


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC , NT , NU
Native Habitat: Subarctic and arctic 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 pratensis ssp. colpodea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Poa pratensis ssp. colpodea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Poa pratensis ssp. colpodea


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

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