Poa nemoralis

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Poa nemoralis L.

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant

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Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Poa nemoralis, commonly known as Forest Blue Grass, Wood Meadow Grass, is a grass.

Naming

Poa nemoralis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Poa nemoralis is a species in the genus Poa which contains approximately 552 to 709 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 15 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Poa nemoralis has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Poa nemoralis produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from June to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The grasses prefer dry to moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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