Poa palustris

Poa palustris

Fowl bluegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Poa crocata, Poa eyerdamii, Poa triflora

Cool season, weakly sod-forming perennial, stoloniferous in growth habit. Occurs in meadows and moist open areas from low to medium elevations mostly throughout the northern U.S. Palatable to all classes of livestock, and is useful for irrigated pastures, or where moisture is adequate.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
20 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Best
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
18.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
3,156,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes