Publication: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 14: 96. 1862.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA24: "Poa laxiflora is restricted to mesic, old growth, mixed conifer forests of the Pacific coast, from Alaska south through the western foothills of the northern Cascades to Oregon. It is not a common species. A bulbiferous specimen was collected in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Inclusion of Poa laxiflora in Poa sect. Homalopoa is tentative; it may belong to sect. Sylvestres."