Taxon  Report   6686 
Poa pratensis  L.
Kentucky blue grass,  Kentucky bluegrass
Poa pratensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Poa pratensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Poa pratensis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Poa pratensis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Poa pratensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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 22, 2018).

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