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annual blue grass (Poa annua)

About annual blue grass

annual blue grass is a Grass. Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name annual blue grass
Scientific Plant Name Poa annua
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Grass
Scientific Family Name Poaceae

Origin

Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Grass Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Life Span Annual Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Maximum Height 2.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 1.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Green, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Shade Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Wet to Moist Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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