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Poa

Poaceae (Gramineae)
Turf Grasses

Native to Europe but naturalized in North America. Of the species described here, Poa pratensis is the best-known cool-season lawn grass. Leaves of all have distinctive boat-prow tip.

Poa pratensis
Poa pratensis

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Poa pratensis

This is a beautiful, fine-textured, blue-green lawn grass that comes in many selections. At its best in cold-winter climates, but often used as a nurse grass in blends with other turf grasses such as perennial rye. Mow at 2 to 2 1/2 in. (dwarf forms can be mowed lower).

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