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Poa paludigena Fernald & Wiegand. Section: Oreinos. Bog Bluegrass. Phen: Apr-early Jul. Hab: Bogs, especially in deep shade under shrubs. Dist: NY west to MN, south to PA, w. NC, and IL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: This species withers and disintegrates shortly after flowering; its ephemeral habit may be responsible for its being overlooked in parts of our region for many years.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA24, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, Va; = n/a – RAB, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 3

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image of plantno rights reserved, uploaded by Shaun Pogacnik source CC0 | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plantno rights reserved, uploaded by Shaun Pogacnik source CC0 | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.

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