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Poa compressa L.
FLATTENED MEADOW-GRASS
Canada bluegrass

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Caliscelidae  Bruchomorpha oculata @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Chlamydomonadaceae  Sphaerella @ BPI (1)
Cicadellidae  Kybos obtusa @ III (3)
Clavicipitaceae  Claviceps purpurea @ BPI (2)
Dothioraceae  Metasphaeria poae @ BPI (2)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma crastophilum @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe graminis @ BPI (3)
Excipulaceae  Dinemasporium strigosum @ 880325D (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum graminicola @ 880246B (1); BPI (2)
Helicinidae  Hendersonia calospora @ BPI (1)
Leptosphaeriaceae  Coniothyrium scirpi @ BPI (1); 880260A (1)
Montagnulaceae  Paraphaeosphaeria michotii @ 880260B (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Selenophoma donacis @ BPI (1)

Septoria macropoda @ BPI (1)

Septoria oudemansii @ 382783F (1); 382783B (1); 382783E (1); 880331A (1); 880341C (1); 880325C (1); 382783C (1); BPI (1); 382783A (1); 382783D (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium heterosporum @ BPI (3)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Phaeosphaeria eustoma @ 880341B (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium vagans @ BPI (2)

Helminthosporium @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Curvularia inaequalis @ 880331B (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia brachypodii @ 051394A (1); 880246A (1); 051392A (1); 051394B (1); 880325A (1); BPI (15); 051392B (1)

Puccinia coronata @ BPI (1)

Puccinia graminis @ BPI (21)

Puccinia poae-nemoralis @ BPI (2)

Puccinia poae-sudeticae @ BPI (2)

Puccinia poarum @ BPI (7)

Puccinia rhamni @ BPI (1)

Uromyces dactylidis @ BPI (3)
Rhytismataceae  Lophodermium proximellum @ BPI (1)
Sordariaceae  Sordaria fimicola @ 880331C (1)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium stipae @ BPI (1)
Tubeufiaceae  Titaea @ BPI (1)
Urocystaceae  Urocystis occulta @ BPI (1)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago striiformis @ BPI (7)
_  Ascochyta sorghi @ 880246C (1)

Ascochyta subalpina @ 880325B (1)

Epichloe typhina @ BPI (3)

Massariella delitschii @ BPI (3)

Nigrospora sphaerica @ 880260C (1)

Scolicotrichum compressum @ BPI (4)

Scolicotrichum graminis @ 425320C (1); 425320A (1); 425304A (1); 425304B (1); BPI (50); 425298B (1); 425320B (1); 425298A (1)

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Poa compressa L.
Canada bluegrass

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General Information
Symbol: POCO
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
SPM   I
Characteristics
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . Canada, Ottawa. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 259. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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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 compressa L. – Canada bluegrass

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed 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 noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Connecticut Canada bluegrass Potentially invasive, banned
U.S. Weed Information
Poa compressa Canada bluegrass This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
WI Hoffman, R.and K. Kearns (eds.). 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants . Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources. Madison, Wisconsin.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FACU
North America
Alaska FAC
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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