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Rough Bluegrass - Poa trivialis
Other Names:  Rough-stalked Bluegrass, Rough Meadow-grass, Scribner's Bluegrass

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Perennial rhizomatous. Stems loosely bunched, 40–100 cm tall, often decumbent and rooting at nodes. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide, lax, somewhat scabrous, ligules 3–10 mm long. Inflorescence an oblong open panicle 8–25 cm long. Spikelets 3–5 mm long. Lemmas 2.5–3.5 mm long, with a cobwebby base, keeled (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of North America (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 16

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Ament, R.J. 1995. Pioneer Plant Communities Five Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 216 p.
    • Wood, A.K. 1987. Ecology of a prairie mule deer population. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 205 p.
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