Taxon  Report   6658 
Poa annua  L.
Annual blue grass,  Annual bluegrass
Poa annua
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Poa annua
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Poa annua
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Poa annua, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Poa annua
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Poa annua var. aquatica
PLANTS: Poa annua var. reptans
More information about  Poa annua
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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