Taxon  Report   6672    
Poa howellii  Vasey & Scribn.
Howell's blue grass,  Howell's bluegrass
Poa howellii
© 2011 Christopher Bronny
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Poa howellii
© 2018 Gregory Arena
Poa howellii
© 2011 Christopher Bronny
Poa howellii, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Poa howellii
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Poa bolanderi ssp. howellii
ICPN + PLANTS: Poa bolanderi var. howellii
More information about  Poa howellii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).