Poa sublanata Reverd. - Almost woolly bluegrass.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth, Genus Poa L.

Morphology and biology.

Long-term cereal. The plant forms long, creeping rhizomes. Stalks reach heights of 40-70 cm. Leaves soft, flat, sometimes grouped lengthwise, 2-3 mm in width. Ligulas up to 5 mm in length, pointed. Panicle friable, pyramidal. Spikelets 6-8 mm in length. The bottom floral scales tomentous along 2/3 of the central vein; other veins half covered by long hairs; between veins, pubescence is short. Blossoms in July-August. Anemophilous; apomictic. 2n=56 (up to 70).


Occur in Arctic Western and Eastern Siberia, the Far East, and Alaska.


Occurs in tundra, in meadows, in coastal sand and among pebbles.

Use and economic value.

Fodder plant.

Literature cited:

Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1985. Vascular Plants of the Soviet Far East. Vol.1. Leningrad: Nauka, 398 pages.
Malyshev L.I., Peshkova G.A., eds. 1990. Flora of Siberia. Vol. 2. Poaceae (Gramineae). Novosibirsk: Nauka, 361 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka, 788 pages.

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