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Poa pratensis L.
KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS
Smooth Meadow-grass; Kentucky Blue-grass; Kentucky Bluegrass; Meadow Grass; Meadow Poa; Smooth-stalked Meadow Grass; English meadow grass; Poa angustifolia L; Pasto azul

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Poa pratensis, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Poa pratensis, whole plant - in flower - general view

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Poa pratensis, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Poa pratensis, leaf - on upper stem
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Poa pratensis, leaf - on upper stem

Poa pratensis, stem - showing leaf bases
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Poa pratensis, stem - showing leaf bases
Poa pratensis, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Poa pratensis, leaf - basal or on lower stem

Poa pratensis, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Poa pratensis, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Poa pratensis, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Poa pratensis, inflorescence - lateral view of flower

Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis, seed
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Poa pratensis, seed

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Acrospermaceae  Acrospermum graminum @ BPI (3)
Aphididae  Prociphilus ( @ NCSU (2)

Rhopalomyzus ( @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Rhopalosiphum insertum @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Sitobion ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Sphaeropsis @ BPI (1)
Ceratobasidiaceae  Rhizoctonia solani @ BPI (2)
Cicadellidae  Psammotettix striatus @ UKYL_TCN (47)

Scaphytopius ( @ UKYL_TCN (1)
Clavicipitaceae  Claviceps microcephala @ BPI (3)

Claviceps purpurea @ BPI (8)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia @ BPI (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium graminum @ BPI (4)

Cladosporium herbarum @ BPI (2)

Cladosporium @ 426016A (1)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium graminum @ BPI (1)

Gloeosporium @ BPI (1)

Pyrenopeziza karstenii @ BPI (1)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma brefeldii @ BPI (1)

Entyloma crastophilum @ BPI (6)

Entyloma dactylidis @ BPI (5)

Entyloma irregulare @ BPI (16)

Entyloma spragueanum @ BPI (1)

Entyloma @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe graminis @ BPI (65); 563138A (1); 563170A (1); 563138B (1)

Oidium monilioides @ BPI (2)
Excipulaceae  Dinemasporium graminum @ BPI (3)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum cereale @ BPI (3)

Colletotrichum dematium @ BPI (1)

Colletotrichum graminicola @ BPI (1)
Helicinidae  Hendersonia simplex @ BPI (1)
Leptosphaeriaceae  Coniothyrium poavora @ BPI (1)
Marasmiaceae  Marasmius oreades @ BPI (1)
Microascaceae  Stysanus medius @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Amblytylus nasutus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Capsus ater @ AMNH_PBI (3); AMNH_ENT (1)

Irbisia sericans @ AMNH_PBI (29)

Labops hesperius @ AMNH_PBI (7)

Labops hirtus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus @ UDCC_TCN (1)

Mimoceps insignis @ AMNH_ENT (2)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercosporella poagena @ BPI (2)

Cercosporella @ BPI (1)

Heterosporium phlei @ BPI (1)

Ovularia @ BPI (1)

Selenophoma donacis @ BPI (4); 362780B (1); 362778B (1); 362778A (1)

Septoria graminum @ BPI (1); 426016C (1)

Septoria macropoda @ 381902C (1); BPI (27); 381902B (1); 381893A (1); 381891A (1); 381914C (1); 381899B (1); 381912A (1); 381899A (1); 381892B (1); 381893B (1); 381891B (1); 381902A (1); 381892A (1); 381914A (1); 381912B (1); 381914B (1)

Septoria oudemansii @ 382798B (1); 382798A (1); BPI (8); 382797B (1); 382797A (1); 382802A (1); 382802B (1)

Septoria @ BPI (3)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium heterosporum @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Eudarluca caricis @ BPI (1)

Leptosphaeria @ BPI (1)

Phaeoseptoria @ 387522A (1); BPI (2); 387522B (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium giganteum @ BPI (1)

Helminthosporium sativum @ BPI (1)

Helminthosporium vagans @ 431442B (1); 431442A (1); 431450B (1); 431450A (1); BPI (40)

Helminthosporium @ BPI (3)
Pleosporaceae  Curvularia inaequalis @ BPI (1)

Pleospora culmorum @ BPI (1)

Pyrenophora relicina @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia brachypodii @ 051526A (1); 051551B (1); 051526B (1); 051626B (1); 051479A (1); BPI (156); 051552B (1); 051551A (1); 051552A (1); 051479B (1)

Puccinia coronata @ BPI (5)

Puccinia epiphylla @ BPI (4)

Puccinia graminis @ BPI (27); 070749A (1); 070749B (1)

Puccinia poae-nemoralis @ BPI (23)

Puccinia poae-sudeticae @ BPI (1)

Puccinia poarum @ BPI (37); 563170B (1); 197963A (1)

Puccinia poeoides @ BPI (1)

Puccinia recondita @ 880237D (1)

Puccinia rubigo-vera @ BPI (4)

Puccinia striiformis @ BPI (2)

Puccinia @ BPI (1)

Uromyces dactylidis @ BPI (15)

Uromyces poae @ BPI (5)

Uromyces pratensis @ BPI (1)
Sebacinaceae  Sebacina incrustans @ BPI (1)
Turritellidae  Vermicularia graminicola @ 426016B (1); 362297C (1); 362297A (1); 362297B (1)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium rhizodes @ BPI (6)
Urocystaceae  Urocystis agropyri @ 181194B (1); BPI (17); 181194A (1)

Urocystis occulta @ BPI (1)

Urocystis poae @ BPI (1)

Urocystis ulei @ BPI (4)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago kairamoi @ BPI (1)

Ustilago striaeformis @ BPI (6)

Ustilago striiformis @ BPI (92)

Ustilago trebouxii @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta graminicola @ BPI (2)

Ascochyta sorghi @ 880237C (1); BPI (2)

Darluca filum @ BPI (2)

Epichloe typhina @ BPI (4)

Hadrotrichum virescens @ BPI (2)

Mastigosporium album @ BPI (1)

Metopolophium dirhodum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Myrothecium cinctum @ BPI (1)

Myrothecium gramineum @ 880237A (1)

Pachybasium pyramidale @ BPI (3)

Periconia byssoides @ 880237B (1)

Scolicotrichum graminis @ BPI (9)

Stachybotrys lobulata @ BPI (1)

Tuburcinia poae @ BPI (1)

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Poa pratensis L.
Kentucky bluegrass

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General Information
Symbol: POPR
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   I,N
CAN   I,N
GL   I,N
HI   I
L48   I,N
PR   I
SPM   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

E.H. Reid. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, OR. 1942. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 256. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Poa L. – bluegrass
Species Poa pratensis L. – Kentucky bluegrass

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Poa pratensis . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Poa pratensis</i>
L. ssp. <i>
alpigena</i>
(Fr. ex Blytt) Hiitonen
Poa pratensis ssp. alpigena
Kentucky bluegrass Distribution of <i>
Poa pratensis</i>
L. ssp. <i>
colpodea</i>
(Th. Fr.) Tzvelev
Poa pratensis ssp. colpodea
Kentucky bluegrass Distribution of <i>
Poa pratensis</i>
L. ssp. <i>
irrigata</i>
(Lindm.) H. Lindb.
Poa pratensis ssp. irrigata
spreading bluegrass Distribution of <i>
Poa pratensis</i>
L. ssp. <i>
pratensis </i>
Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis
Kentucky bluegrass

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Poa pratensis Kentucky bluegrass This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
WI Hoffman, R.and K. Kearns (eds.). 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants . Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources. Madison, Wisconsin.

Wetland Status

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Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (POPR)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (POPR)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (POPR)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (POPR)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (POPR)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Map (POPR)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (POPR)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (POPR)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (POPR)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (POPR)
Related Websites
CA-Jepson Flora Project (POPR)
Cover crops database at the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) (POPR)
FAO-Grassland Species Profiles (POPR)
HI-Plants of Hawaii (HEAR) (POPR)
IA-Grasses of Iowa (POPR)
IN-Center for New Crops and Plants Products (POPR)
MA-University of Massachusetts (POPR)
MO-Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder (POPR)
MO-Missouri Plants (POPR)
OH-Ohio State University Seed Biology (POPR)
Texas A&M: Grass Images (POPR)
USDI GS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (POPR)
WV-Identification of Common Grasses (line drawings of collar area) (POPR)
www.invasives.org (POPR)

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Poa pratensis ssp. agassizensis
Poa pratensis ssp. agassizensis
Agassiz Kentucky Blue Grass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Bluegrass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Bluegrass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Bluegrass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Bluegrass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Bluegrass
(shown with Drymocallis glandulosa, Stipa )
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© 2013 Jean Pawek

Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Blue Grass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Blue Grass
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Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis
Kentucky Blue Grass
ID: 0000 0000 0618 1341 [detail]
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Poa pratensis ssp. agassizensis
Poa pratensis ssp. agassizensis
Agassiz Kentucky Blue Grass
ID: 0000 0000 0901 0513 [detail]
© 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor

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