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Prairie Bluegrass - Poa arida
Other Names:  Poa glaucifolia


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial sometimes loosely bunched. Stems 20–60 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide, mostly on stem towards stem base; ligules 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence usually a narrow panicle, less commonly open, 5–11 cm long. Spikelets 4–7 mm long. Lemmas lightly hairy on the keel and marginal veins (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Primarily of the Great Lakes and Great Plains regions, and east slope of the Rocky Mountains (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 40

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