Poa alpina

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Poa alpina
Alpen-Rispengras (Poa alpina).jpg
A pseudoviviparous plant
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
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][3] is a species of grass with a primarily holarctic distribution.[4]

It is noted for being pseudoviviparous: in place of seeds, it sometimes it reproduces asexually, creating new plantlets in the spikelets.[5]


  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Poa alpina, Alpine bluegrass MNFI.
  3. ^ "Poa alpina". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Poa alpina L." Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ Simon Pierce; Clare M. Stirling; Robert Baxter. "Pseudoviviparous Reproduction of Poa alpina...During Long-term Exposure to Elevated Atmospheric CO2" (PDF).[dead link]