Poa sergievskajae Probat. - Sergievskaya's bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth. Genera Poa L.


Poa pratensis subsp. sergievskajae (Probat.) Tzvel.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. The plant forms small dense tussocks and creeping rhizomes. Stalks of height of 45-120 cm, in the bottom part rough from fine thornes. Leaves usually flat, green, soft, 2-4 mm of width, ligulas 2-2,5 mm of length. Panicle narrow, oblong, with smooth or slightly rough branchlets. Spikelets 3-5 mm of length. The bottom floral scales lanceolate. Blossoms in June - August. Anemophilous; apomixtic. 2n =?.


Endemic. Eastern Siberia (south), the Far East.


In birch, fur-tree and larch woods, on river pebbles and surburbs of bogs.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant.

The literature:

Kharkevich S.S. (ed.) Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. V.1. - Leningrad: "Nauka", 1985. - 398 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A. (ed.) Flora of Siberia. V.2. Poaceae (Gramineae.) - Novosibirsk: "Nauka", 1990. - 361 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A. (ed.) Flora of the Central Siberia. V.1. Onocleaceae-Saxifragaceae. - Novosibirsk: "Nauka", 1979. - 431 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. Cereals of the USSR. - Leningrad: "Nauka", 1976. - 788 pages.

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