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Rough Bluegrass (Poa trivialis)

  • Rough Bluegrass (Poa Trivialis) http://www.sagebud.com/rough-bluegrass-poa-trivialis/
    Credit: A. Masclef | Atlas des plantes de France. 1891 | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Rough Bluegrass (Poa Trivialis) http://www.sagebud.com/rough-bluegrass-poa-trivialis/
    Credit: A. Masclef | Atlas des plantes de France. 1891 | License: PD Old
  • Rough Bluegrass (Poa Trivialis) http://www.sagebud.com/rough-bluegrass-poa-trivialis/
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen. | License: PD Old
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    Credit: Don Pedro28 | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Rough Bluegrass (Poa Trivialis) http://www.sagebud.com/rough-bluegrass-poa-trivialis/
    Credit: Don Pedro28 | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Rough Bluegrass (Poa Trivialis) http://www.sagebud.com/rough-bluegrass-poa-trivialis/
    Credit: Don Pedro28 | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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    Credit: Don Pedro28 | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Poa Trivialis, or more commonly know as Rough Bluegrass, is a graminoid with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Poa. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 2.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and fall, blooms during early spring and is tolerant of shade. Poa Trivialis or Rough Bluegrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Poa
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) CAN (I) GL (I) SPM (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: N'EAST
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 5(FACW) 8(FACW) 9(FACW) 0(FACW) A(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Bunch
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 2.5
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 4.8
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 35
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -28
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • 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: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 2540000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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