Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Poa pratensis Linnaeus
By var., see Allred
Poa pratensis is a rhizomatous perennial, allowing it to dominate large
areas. The glumes are distinctly keeled and scabrous. The glumes are distinctly shorter
than the first floret. The florets are cobwebby pubescent at the callus. Poa pratensis is found
at middle elevations in the Ponderosa forest areas of the Gila.
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Poa pratensis, photo Russ Kleinman & Kelly Kindscher, Lake Roberts, July 15, 2007
Poa pratensis, spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City Range, Little Walnut Picnicground, August 24, 2012
Poa pratensis, floret with cobwebby hairs at callus, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City Range, Little Walnut Picnicground, August 24, 2012
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