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Last updated 7/30/2009 by David Giblin.
Poa palustris L.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
fowl blue grass

Publication: Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 874. 1759.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Poa palustris is native to boreal regions of northern Eurasia and North America, and is widespread in cool-temperate and boreal riparian and upland areas. European plants have also been introduced to other parts of North America. Plants in the Pacific Northwest and the southern United States are usually regarded as introduced, but some populations may be native. Poa palustris is used for soil stabilization and waterfowl feed.

Poa palustris from drier woods and meadows tends to resemble P. interior. The best features for recognizing it include its loose growth habit, more steeply ascending leaf blades, well-developed callus webs, narrowly hyaline lemma margins, and incurving lemma keels. It also has a tendency to branch at the nodes above the base."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Poa crocata Michx.
Poa eyerdamii Hultén
Poa glauca Vahl var. crocata (Michx.) M.E. Jones
Poa triflora Gilib.