Poa pruinosa Korotky - Hoarfrost bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth., Genus Poa L.

Morphology and biology.

Perennial cereal. The plant forms creeping rhizomes. Stalks smooth, 20-80 cm tall, covered with waxy bloom. Leaves usually grouped lengthwise, rigid, 1-2 mm wide, ligilas 2-3 mm long. Panicle oblong, less often pyramidal; branchlets smooth. Spikelets 3-4.5 (5) mm in length. The bottom floral scales across the keel and regional veins are embedded. Blossoms in June-July. Anemophilous. 2n =?.


Endemic to Pribaikalye and Transbaikalye.


Occurs along coasts of rivers and lakes, among sands and pebbles, and less often in coastal meadows.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant.

Literature cited:

Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Poaceae (Gramineae). Novosibirsk: Nauka, 361 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1979. Flora of Central Siberia. Vol. 1. Onocleaceae-Saxifragaceae. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 431 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka, 788 pages.

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