Poa compressa

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

Poa compressa, the Canada bluegrass[1] or flattened meadow-grass,[2] is a perennial flattened meadow grass, similar to common meadow-grass, Poa pratensis. It is native to Europe but it can be found nearly worldwide as an introduced species. It grows in old wall tops, pavement cracks, dry stony grassland, and many types of wild habitat. It has a flattened stem, 23–30 cm tall, a close one sided panicle of grey green, with purple florets.

The ligule is rounded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poa compressa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  • The Observers Book of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. Frances Rose. pages 42–43

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