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Taxon: Poa palustris L.

Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28989
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:874. 1759
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: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 28 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:

  • fowl bluegrass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • fowl meadow grass   (Source: F Canada ) – English
  • swamp meadow grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • ze di zao shu he   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • pâturin des marais   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • pâturin tardif   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Sumpfrispengras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • fienarola delle paludi   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • numa-ichigo-tsunagi   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • nunpoapul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • poa-paludosa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • mjatlik bolotnyj   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • poa de los pantanos   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sengröe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Diversity 16:44. 2000)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Diversity 16:44. 2000)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide F GB Ire)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Grass BCIP)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Anhui, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Nei Monggol, Xinjiang
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.w.]; Pakistan [n.]
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina [w.], Tennessee [e.], Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    United States




Check other web resources for Poa palustris L.:


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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.
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