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Wheeler's Bluegrass - Poa wheeleri
Other Names:  Poa nervosa var. wheeleri


Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass sometimes with short rhizomes (i.e., widely diverging tillers). Stems 40–70 cm tall, erect, sheaths glabrous to more commonly short hairy or scabrous. Leaves: blades 2–3.5 mm wide, ligules 0.5–2 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle, often nodding, 5–11 cm long. Spikelets 6–9 mm long. Lemmas 3–6 mm long, hairless or scabrous (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout western N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 12

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Citation for data on this website:
Wheeler's Bluegrass — Poa wheeleri.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from