Poa compressa

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Poa compressa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Poa
P. compressa
Binomial name
Poa compressa

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.


  1. ^ "Poa compressa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 31 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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