Etymology: Poa: ancient Greek name for "grass" or "fodder"
Plants: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Native
- lemma with cobwebby hairs at base and hairs on the margin (at least near base)
- ligule 2.5 to 5 mm long
- large in atature with large diffuse panicle
- common in wetlands
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food
Alberta Government: "The identification of certain native and naturalized grasses by their vegetative characters", S.E. Clarke, J.A. Campbell and W. Shevkenek. 1950.
(Publication no. 762 ; Technical bulletin no. 50). Drawings, descriptions. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.