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.