Poa nemoralis wood bluegrass Poaceae PONE*; Bx, pb;

Poa nemoralis.commons.wikimedia.org

Poa nemoralis.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 6/2014).

Poa nemoralis is a perennial about 50 cm tall, slender, tufted.

Leaves 0.1-0.2 cm wide, some above middle of stem, upper blades about as long as lower, leaf tips boat-shaped, ligule about 0.5 cm long.

Flowers spikelets on outer half of branch, about 3 flowered, lemmas with 3 hairy veins, webbed at base; inflorescence lax, about 5 branches per node; blooms May-June.

Wetland status: FAC.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Europe.

Habitat: Margins, open woods, roadsides. Somewhat shade tolerant.

Notes: Plants and seeds eaten by birds and mammals (Martin et al. 1951).