Poa alpina

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Poa alpina shows vivipary: the seeds germinate while still attached to the mother plant.
Poa alpina
Poa alpina - Oslo botanical garden - IMG 8894.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Poa
Species: P. alpina
Binomial name
Poa alpina
L.

Poa alpina, commonly known as alpine meadow-grass, is a species of meadow grass.

It is noted for being viviparous: Its seeds are evolved to germinate while still connected to the parent plant, in order to give them a safe head start.[1]

The second track on Norwegian ambient musician Biosphere's album Substrata is called Poa Alpina.

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