Scientific Name: Poa trivialis Form: Vase, Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:rough bluegrass, rough-stalked meadow grass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):< 0.1m x < 0.1m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Basal, Alternate, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Green-yellow Green
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Lawn - sports field
Key ID Features:Leaf vernation folded, blade rough, glossy, bright green with glassy lower surface, V-shaped to flat, 1-4 mm wide, tapering to a boat-shaped tip…auricles absent…ligules mostly 2-4 mm, yellow-green, acute to truncate…rhizomes absent… stolons thin, rooting at nodes…culm and sheath flattened and rough…tufted habit. Field ID terms: boat tip, summer stress vs. winter vibrant, puffy/ elevated crowns, reddish sheath.