Poa arachnifera

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Texas bluegrass
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Poa
Species: P. arachnifera
Binomial name
Poa arachnifera
L.

Texas bluegrass (Poa arachnifera) is a species of grass.

Hybridization with Kentucky bluegrass[edit]

During the 1990s, botanists began experimenting with producing hybrids of Texas bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) for use as a drought-resistant lawn grass and wintering foraging plant for grazing livestock. Seed manufacturers began marketing the first of these hybrids, often termed "heat-tolerant bluegrasses," in the first decade of the 21st century.

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