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Canada bluegrass

Gramineae Poa compressa L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This grass, like Kentucky bluegrass, is native to Europe but is extensively naturalized in Northern States. The foliage is a distinctive bluegreen in color. It spreads by underground rhizomes. It is adapted to open, rather poor, dry soils and under these conditions may be better than Kentucky blue for pastures or lawns. Forage is highly palatable and nutritions. Seed production is good, and propagation is by seeding.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch