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Taxon: Poa trivialis L.

Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 29023
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: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 45 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.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
DE°, MD°, NH°, NJ°, PA°, VA°, WV°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • rough bluegrass   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • rough meadow grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • rough-stalk bluegrass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • rough-stalk meadow grass   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • pu tong zao shu he   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • pâturin commun   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • gemeines Rispengras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • waldbewohnendes Rispengras   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German   [Poa trivialis subsp. sylvicola]
  • poa comune   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • ō-suzume-no-katabira   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • keunsaepoapul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • poa-comum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • relvão   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • mjatlik obyknovennyj   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • espiguilla   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • poa común   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • kärrgröe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf   (for turf fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Grass BCIP)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Grass BCIP)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan [n.]
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Australia: Australia
    United States
    Southern South America: Chile

    Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

    United States [also cult.]




Check other web resources for Poa trivialis L.:


  • Florets: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Florets: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • 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: (05 October 2015)

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