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*Poa pratensis Linnaeus ssp. pratensis . Section: Poa. Kentucky Bluegrass, Junegrass, Speargrass. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, and widely naturalized in more natural forests, woodlands, and wetlands. Dist: Native of Europe.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA24, K1, Mi, NE, NY, Va; = Poa pratensis L. – Il; < Poa pratensis L. – C, ETx1, F, FlGr, G, HC, Meso6, Mo1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, WV, Tucker (1996); < Poa pratensis L. ssp. pratensis – K3, K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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