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Fowl Bluegrass - Poa palustris


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass, often stoloniferous. Stems loosely bunched, 40–100 cm. Leaves: blades 2–8 mm wide; ligules 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle 13–30 cm long. Spikelets mostly 3–4 mm long. Lemmas mostly hairless but with cobwebby hairs at very base, strongly keeled (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Native and introduced throughout N. America excepting parts of the southeast (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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