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Taxon: Poa glauca Vahl

Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28949
Place of publication: Fl. dan. 6(17):3, t. 964. 1790
Name verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Oct-2003
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 100 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • glaucantha bluegrass   (Source: Federal Seed Act ) – English
  • glaucous bluegrass   (Source: Grass VarUSA [as P. glauca subsp. glaucantha]) – English
  • glaucous meadow grass   (Source: F GB Ire ) – English
  • upland bluegrass   (Source: Grass VarUSA [as P. glauca subsp. glaucantha]) – English
  • upland bluegrass   (Source: NRCS Cons Pl Mat ) – English   [Poa glauca subsp. glauca]
  • blaugrünes Rispengras   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • blågröe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Grass VarUSA, as P. glauca subsp. glaucantha)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Iran [n.e.]
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Eastern Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.e.]; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Xinjiang, Xizang
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan [n.]
    Northern Europe: Finland; Iceland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part [n. & e.]; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Greece; Italy; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland [n.w.], Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan [n.], Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota [n.], Nebraska [n.w.], North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington [e.], Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [e.], Nevada, Utah




Check other web resources for Poa glauca Vahl:


  • Check for additional images
  • 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: (25 November 2015)

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