Nodding Bluegrass - Poa reflexa
MNPS Threat Rank
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems few-bunched, 20–40 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide; ligules 1.5–3.5 mm long. Inflorescence a nodding open panicle 5–13 cm long, the branches delicate and capillary, the lowermost often oriented downward. Spikelets 4–6 mm long. Lemmas with a cobwebby base, hairy on keel and especially along the marginal veins (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Western North America in the Rocky Mountain and Intermountain regions (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Moderately disturbed settings in the mountains, including road cuts, steep slopes with loose soil, and open understory (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- 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.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.