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Poa secunda J. Presl
Sandberg bluegrass

General Information
Symbol: POSE
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Poa secunda
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
POSA12 Poa sandbergii Vasey
POBU4 Poa buckleyana Nash
POLA15 Poa laevigata Scribn.
POCA Poa canbyi (Scribn.) Howell
POSEE Poa secunda J. Presl var. elongata (Vasey) Dorn
POBR12 Poa brachyglossa Piper
POJU Poa juncifolia Scribn.
POSTS Poa stenantha Trin. var. sandbergii (Vasey) B. Boivin
PONE3 Poa nevadensis Vasey ex Scribn.
POSES3 Poa secunda J. Presl var. stenophylla (Vasey) Beetle
FEOR Festuca oregona Vasey
POSC Poa scabrella (Thurb.) Benth. ex Vasey
POSES6 Poa secunda J. Presl ssp. secunda
POSEJ Poa secunda J. Presl ssp. juncifolia (Scribn.) Soreng
POCO17 Poa confusa Rydb.
POEN2 Poa englishii H. St. John & Hardin
POSEI2 Poa secunda J. Presl var. incurva (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Beetle
POOR4 Poa orcuttiana Vasey
POAM Poa ampla Merr.
PONEJ Poa nevadensis Vasey ex Scribn. var. juncifolia (Scribn.) Beetle
POJUJ Poa juncifolia Scribn. var. juncifolia
POIN24 Poa incurva Scribn. & T.A. Williams
POJUP Poa juncifolia Scribn. ssp. porteri D.D. Keck
POJUA Poa juncifolia Scribn. var. ampla (Merr.) Dorn
POGR Poa gracillima Vasey
POGRM Poa gracillima Vasey var. multnomae (Piper) C.L. Hitchc.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Poa L. – bluegrass
Species Poa secunda J. Presl – Sandberg bluegrass

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Poa canbyi
Canby's bluegrass

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FACU
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



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Description of Values

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