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Last updated 7/28/2009 by David Giblin.
Poa compressa L.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
flat-stem blue grass

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 69. 1753.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Poa compressa is common in much of the Flora region. It is sometimes considered to be native, but this seems doubtful. It is rare and thought to be introduced in Siberia and only local in the Russian Far East, but is common in Europe. In the Flora region, it is often seeded for soil stabilization, and has frequently escaped. It grows mainly in riparian areas, wet meadows, and disturbed ground. Its distinctly compressed nodes and culms, exserted lower culm nodes, rhizomatous growth habit, and scabrous panicle branches make it easily identifiable."

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