Seed Study - Poa pratensis

Poa pratensis - Kentucky Bluegrass
Poa pratensis - Kentucky Bluegrass

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Species: Poa pratensis
Common name: Kentucky bluegrass

Vegetative identification: Blades are angled with the stem, boat shaped tips and are folded in the bud. Blades are deep green, have a prominent, wide ventral midrib with two narrower, less conspicuous veins on each side of it. The sheath is compressed but not flat, which at times makes it easy to confuse with little bluestem.


Last updated: January 23, 2018

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