Poa alpina

Poa alpina

Alpine bluegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Poa alpina ssp. vivipara, Poa alpina var. vivipara, Poa vivipara

Short, densely tufted, cool season, perennial bunchgrass adapted to subalpine and alpine slopes and meadows. Leaves form a dense mat providing good soil cover. Good palatability for wildlife but does not produce a lot of forage. Useful for revegetating high elevation rangelands.

Varieties: 
AEC Glacier

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
20 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
9.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,000,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes