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Poa palustris
fowl blue grass

Distribution: Introduced and widely distributed through Alaska and Canada, south to northern California and Virginia.

Habitat: Sea level to open meadows and forested areas in the mountains, always where moist.

Flowers: May - August

Origin: Introduced

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Poa palustris L.
Publication: Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 874. 1759.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Poa crocata Michx.
Poa eyerdamii Hultén
Poa glauca Vahl var. crocata (Michx.) M.E. Jones
Poa triflora Gilib.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Poa palustris in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Poa palustris checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Poa palustris atlas page.

CalPhotos: Poa palustris photos.

USDA Plants: Poa palustris information.

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