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Sandberg Bluegrass - Poa secunda
Other Names:  Poa sandbergii, Poa ampla, Poa canbyi, Poa scabrella, Poa nevadensis, Poa juncifolia, Poa incurva


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 20–120 cm. Leaves: blades 1–3 mm wide; ligules 1–5 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted to open panicle mostly 7–24 cm long. Spikelets 6–10 mm long. Lemmas hairless or scabrous to short-hairy, rounded on back (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
YK east to QC, in its western range south to Mexico, east in Great Plains to MN and TX; disjunct in Patagonia (Soreng, 2007, in Flora N. America).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 373

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Habitat
Shrub steppe vegetation and in open dry and saline settings throughout the state from low to high elevations (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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