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Kentucky Bluegrass

Scientific Name
Poa pratensis
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae )
Reliability
High
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Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Straw coloured

Floret Length: 2 - 4mm

Floret Sculpture: Carinate, Scabrous, Divided with medium groove

Floret Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Florets fertile lemma ovate; oblong in profile; 3–4 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous; ciliate; hairy below. Lemma lateral veins distinct; stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
29/11/2011 02:43 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:38 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:38:49 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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