Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1104

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Bisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring
Grain brownish-yellow
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Poa annua   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Poa annua   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-15-002:
Poa annua   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Poa annua

 

COMMON NAME:
Annual Bluegrass, Six-weeks Grass, Speargass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_poan_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_poan_003_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_poan_007_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_poa_annua

April        

Plants to 40cm but usually < 15cm, bright green, tufted, often forming mats, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Keith Bradley    kab_poa_annua_9386

December    Lexington County    SC

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