Talk:Poa pratensis

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Photo[edit]

The photo on this page does not show Smooth meadow Grass/Kentucky Blue grass19:55, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

I concur. The ligule is too long, the veins are too apparent, and the blade lacks the two lines parallel to the midvein. --Cbrownhead 16:12, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Native to North America[edit]

According to the United States Dept. of Agriculture, Poa pratensis or Kentucky bluegrass is both native to the US and also introduced [[1]] . Various subspecies are purely native: P.p. subsp. alpigena, P.p. subsp. colpodea and P.p. subsp. pratensis. P.p. subsp. irrigata is an introduced subspecies. From this, it appears that either there are subspecies that developed in the US after the introduction of the Old World plant or the plant existed in North America as well as the Old World. Since Poa pratensis is identified as both native and introduced, the latter conclusion does seem to be suggested. In this case, the first paragraph of this article should be amended to indicate that P. pratensis is also native to North America. In any case, Poa pratensis should be at least co-extensively identified as Kentucky bluegrass. Does anyone have information about this? NaySay 18:27, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Page moved. Ucucha 21:15, 12 April 2010 (UTC)



Smooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis — Change to scientific name due to disagreement on which common name is better.--Ridge Runner (talk) 08:49, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose [proposed change to bluegrass]. It's only called bluegrass in America; it's called meadow-grass everywhere else (and perhaps in America too). Actually those crude numbers of around 5:3 show that "bluegrass" is not overwhelmingly dominant. We could avoid this language problem by calling it Poa pratensis – as recommended in Wikipedia:Naming conventions (flora). Why don't we change it to that? Richard New Forest (talk) 09:50, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
    • I think that's a good idea and have changed the suggestion accordingly.--Ridge Runner (talk) 10:08, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support change to Poa pratensis. At least in the context of turfgrass in the United States, I suspect that "Kentucky bluegrass" is overwhelmingly the common name, but I have no reason to doubt the suggestion that other names are used in other contexts/places. Faced with this kind of discrepency, the scientific name seems like the only good solution. Kingdon (talk) 21:34, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Support move to Poa pratensis as surely the name used most widely in reliable sources, and also recognized in all parts of the world. First Light (talk) 05:34, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Lawns[edit]

Should there should be a section here about how bluegrass relates to house lawns, as it is one of the most common cultivars. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.48.6.139 (talk) 14:39, 6 May 2011 (UTC)