L., Sp. Pl. 67 (1753).
Synonymy: Poa angustifolia
Common name: Kentucky blue-grass, meadow poa, meadow-grass.
Variable perennial, 10-90 cm high, with slender creeping rhizomes bearing pointed scale-leaves; culms erect or geniculate; leaf blades linear, flat or folded, to 30 cm long, glabrous or slightly hairy.
Panicle ovate to pyramidal or oblong, contracted to open; spikelets ovate to oblong, somewhat compressed, 2.5-6 mm long, 2-5-flowered, usually green but rarely purplish; glumes 1.5-4 mm long; lemmas 2-4 mm long, hairy on the keel and marginal nerves; web copious.
Prefers rich soils in cooler and moister areas.
S.Aust.: NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. Native to Europe and Asia.
Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.
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Commonly planted in lawns and useful as a fodder grass.
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