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Poa compressa

Common Name(s): Canada bluegrass; flattened meadow grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: All; heavy, medium light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Clear to cloudy

Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Anthrachose
Environ. - erosion control, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical, temperate, boreal, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Caucasus, Western Asia, Europe, Naturalized elsewhere

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