Scientific Name: Poa pratensis Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:Kentucky bluegrass Texture:Fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Dense
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.): x
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, (Panicle-like), Purple Green Dark-red
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Lawn - sports field
Key ID Features:Leaf vernation folded, blade soft, smooth on both sides, V-shaped to flat, 1-4 mm wide, two parallel pale lines on either side of midrib, edges parallel but then tapering to a boat-shaped and rounded tip…sheath green and smooth…auricles absent…ligule 0.2-0.6 mm truncate, small trichomes on back…sheath slightly compressed… rhizomes strong, multi-branched…stolons absent…thatchy habit. Field ID terms: boat tip, darker (?), duller, smooth top.