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Taxon: Poa alpina L.

Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28896
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:67. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 103 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Algeria
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia [n. & s.e.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.e.]; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East [n.]
    China: China - Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan [n.]
    Northern Europe: Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Russian Federation - European part [n. & e.]; Ukraine [w.]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan [n.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan [n.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [c. & w.], Idaho, Montana, Oregon [e.], Washington, Wyoming [c. & w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Utah [n.]
    Mexico [alpine regions]



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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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