Taxon  Report   6659 
Poa atropurpurea  Scribner
San bernardino blue grass,  San bernardino bluegrass
Poa atropurpurea
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
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Poa atropurpurea, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Poa atropurpurea
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Poa atropurpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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