Poa sabulosa (Roshev.) Roshev. - Sandy bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth., Genus Poa L.


Poa pratensis subsp. sabulosa (Roshev.) Tsvel.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. The plant forms small, dense tussocks with creeping rhizomes. Stalks are smooth, 10-25 cm in height. Leaves thick, glaucous, radically arcuate, 1.5-2 mm in width; ligulas 1.5-2 mm in length. Panicle pyramidal; branchlets smooth. Spikelets 3.5-4.5 mm in length. The bottom floral scales on the keel and along veins are pubescent. Blossoms in June-July. Anemophilous; apomitic. 2n =?.


Endemic to the mountains of Southern Siberia, Transbaikalia, and Yakutia.


Occurs in solonetzic meadows, in sand and among pebbles.

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.

© L.L. Malyshev


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