Arctic Bluegrass - Poa arctica
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Rhizomatous perennial. Stems 20–60 cm. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide, basal; ligules 2–7 mm long. Inflorescence an open pyramidal panicle 4–12 cm long. Spikelets 5–8 mm long. Lemmas with cobwebby hairs at base, conspicuously hairy on keel and margin veins at least on the lower half (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
At higher latitudes in North America, and throughout the Intermountain and, Rocky Mountain regions, and much of the Pacific Northwest (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Hawkins, P.H. 1903. The alpine flora of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis, Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 24 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.