Poa infirma

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

Poa infirma is a species of grass known by the common names early meadow-grass[1] and weak bluegrass. It was first described from a specimen found in Colombia, but it is actually an introduced species in the Americas and is native to Europe.[2] It grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. It is very similar to Poa annua, which is probably a daughter species,[2] and it is often mistaken for P. annua unless it is closely examined.[3]

This is a small, densely tufted annual grass growing up to 15 centimeters tall. It has thin, soft-haired, yellow-green leaves. The inflorescence is a series of branches bearing flattened spikelets which have tufts of curly hairs.

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  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b Grass Manual Treatment
  3. ^ Chester, T. Plants of Southern California: Poa annua and P. infirma

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