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Kentucky Blue-grass -introduced (*Poa pratensis)

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poa bulbosa poa bulbosa

Native to Europe and Asia. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Occurrence: Commonly planted as a lawn grass. It sometimes escapes, and may be found in disturbed areas.


It differs from native poas in the broader, green leaves; and from Annual Meadow-grass by its greater size, and from Bulbous Meadow-grass by the less erect flowering stalks and less ovoid flower clusters. It is a variable species. Some forms have bluish leaves.

Poa: Grass (Greek); pratensis: growing in meadows.

1,2: From an unmown lawn. Castlemaine.