Poa secunda

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Poa secunda

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

N O T E : This list has been aggregated from three sources, each having considerably differing lists of taxa

  • Festuca oregona Vasey
  • Glyceria canbyi Scribn.
  • Poa ampla Merr.
  • P. brachyglossa Piper
  • P. buckleyana Nash
  • P. canbyi (Scribn.) Howell
  • P. confusa Rydb.
  • P. englishii H.St.John & Hardin
  • P. gracillima Vasey
  • P. g. var. multnomae (Piper) C.L.Hitchc.
  • P. incurva Scribn. & T.A.Williams
  • P. juncifolia Scribn.
  • P. j. var. juncifolia
  • P. j. subsp. porteri D.D.Keck
  • P. j. var. ampla (Merr.) Dorn
  • P. laevigata Scribn.
  • P. nevadensis Vasey ex Scribn.
  • P. n. var. juncifolia (Scribn.) Beetle
  • P. orcuttiana Vasey
  • P. sandbergii Vasey
  • P. scabrella (Thurb.) Benth. ex Vasey
  • P. secunda Zea ex Roem. & Schult. (nom inval.)
  • P. se. var. elongata (Vasey) Dorn (poss.)
  • P. se. var. incurva (Scribn. & T.A.Williams) Beetle (poss.)
  • P. se. subsp. juncifolia (Scribn.) Soreng (poss.)
  • P. se. subsp. secunda
  • P. se. var. stenophylla (Vasey ex Beal) Beetle (poss.)
  • P. stenantha var. sandbergii (Vasey) B.Boivin

Poa secunda (variously known by the common names of Sandberg bluegrass,[1][2][3] alkali bluegrass,[3] big bluegrass,[3] Canby's bluegrass,[1] Nevada bluegrass,[3] one-sided bluegrass,[2] Pacific bluegrass,[1] pine blugrass,[1] slender bluegrass,[1] wild bluegrass,[3] and curly bluegrass.[5]) is a widespread species of grass native to North and South America.[3] It is highly resistant to drought conditions, and provides excellent fodder;[2] and has also been used in controlling soil erosion,[3] and as revegetator,[3] often after forest fires.[6] Cultivars include 'Canbar', 'Service', 'Sherman', and 'Supernova'.[7] Historically, indigenous Americans, such as the Gosiute of Utah, have used P. secunda for food.[8] It was originally described botanically in 1830 by Jan Svatopluk Presl, from a holotype collected from Chile by Thaddäus Haenke in 1790.[1]

Native distribution[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Poa secunda was originally described and published in Reliquiae Haenkeanae 1(4–5): 271. 1830. "Name - Poa secunda J.Presl". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile for Poa secunda (Sandberg bluegrass)". PLANTS Database. USDA, NRCS. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k GRIN (November 20, 2007). "Poa secunda information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "TPL, treatment of Poa secunda J.Presl". The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Poa secunda. NatureServe. 2012.
  6. ^ Fact Sheet available in PDF and DOC form from USDA PLANTS Profile
  7. ^ "Conservation Plant Characteristics for Poa secunda (Sandberg bluegrass)". PLANTS Database. USDA, NRCS. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Chamberlin, R. V. (1911). "The Ethno-Botany of the Gosiute Indians of Utah.". Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association. 2 (5): 331–405 (p. 377). 

Poa secunda, Idaho
Poa secunda in summer dry season

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