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Poa abbreviata  R. Br.
Short bluegrass
Poa abbreviata is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.
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Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Poa abbreviata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (POAB)

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Poa: from the classical Greek name poa, poie, or poia for "grass" or "pasture grass" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

abbreviatus: shortened or abbreviated in some fashion (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/01/2023).