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Poa saltuensis

Poa saltuensis Fernald & Wiegand

Oldpasture Bluegrass, Old-pasture Bluegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Poa debilis, Poa languida, Poa saltuensis var. microlepis

USDA Symbol: POSA

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.

Distribution

USA: CT , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Northern hardwood forests, outcrop woodlands, barrens, and glades.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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