Prairie Bluegrass - Poa arida
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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)
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).
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- Grove, A.J. 1998. Effects of Douglas fir establishment in southwestern Montana mountain big sagebrush communities. M. Sc.Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 150 p.
- Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.