Poa palustris L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Poa palustris L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms stout, loosely tufted from a purplish, often somewhat decumbent base, 5–15 dm, without rhizomes; lvs 1–2 mm wide; ligule ovate or triangular, 2.5–5 mm; infl declined or nodding, 1–3 dm, fairly open, its branches in sets of ca 5, bearing numerous spikelets at and beyond the middle; spikelets 2–4-fld; glumes lance-ovate, the first 1.9–2.7 mm, the second 2–3.1 mm; lemmas 2.1–3 mm, 3-veined or with an obscure additional pair of veins, webbed at base, hairy on the lower half or two-thirds of the veins, glabrous or scabrous toward the golden tip; rachilla glabrous; anthers 0.8–1.2 mm; 2n=28, 42. Wet meadows and damp soil; circumboreal, s. to Va., Mo., and N.M.

  • Common Names

    fowl meadow-grass