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.
Habitat: Margins, open woods, roadsides. Somewhat shade tolerant.
Notes: Plants and seeds eaten by birds and mammals (Martin et al. 1951).