Poa alpina

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Poa alpina
Alpen-Rispengras (Poa alpina).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Poa
P. alpina
Binomial name
Poa alpina

Poa alpina, commonly known as alpine meadow-grass[1] or alpine bluegrass,[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Poa alpina". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ Simon Pierce; Clare M. Stirling; Robert Baxter. "Pseudoviviparous Reproduction of Poa alpina...During Long-term Exposure to Elevated Atmospheric CO2" (PDF).

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