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Arctic Bluegrass (Poa arctica)

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Poa Arctica, or more commonly know as Arctic Bluegrass, is a graminoid with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Poa. It has a height of 2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer. Poa Arctica or Arctic Bluegrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Poa
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 7(FACW) 8(FACU) 9(FACU*) 0(NI) A(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Moderate
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Stoloniferous
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 3
  • Height Mature (feet): 2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: Yes
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 5120
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 20000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 14
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 118
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -20
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: Yes
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 217000
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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