Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Poa pratensis L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Poaceae
Poa pratensis L.
Kentucky bluegrass
Poa: ancient Greek name for "grass" or "fodder"
pratensis: of meadows
  Invasive - Eradicate!  Stop It symbol- click for definition
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-18" tall grass

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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Poa agassizensis B.Boivin & D.Löve
Poa alpigena (Fr. ex Blytt) Lindm.
Poa alpigena (Fr. ex Blytt) Lindm. subsp. colpodea (Fr. ex Blytt) Tzvelev
Poa alpigena (Fr. ex Blytt) Lindm. var. colpodea (Fr. ex Blytt) Schol.
Poa angustifolia L.
Poa pratensis L. subsp. agassizensis (B.Boivin & D.Löve) Roy L.Taylor & MacBryde
Poa pratensis L. subsp. alpigena (Fr. ex Blytt) Hiitonen
Poa pratensis L. subsp. angustifolia (L.) Lej.
Poa pratensis L. subsp. colpodea (Fr. ex Blytt) Tzvelev
Poa pratensis L. var. angustifolia (L.) Gaudin
Poa pratensis L. var. alpigena Fr. ex Blytt
Poa pratensis L. var. colpodea (Fr. ex Blytt) Schol.
Poa pratensis L. var. domestica Laest.
Poa pratensis L. var. gelida (Roem. & Schult.) Böcher
Poa pratensis L. var. iantha Wahlenb.
Poa pratensis L. var. vivipara (Malmgren) B.Boivin

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