Poa annua L.

Annual Bluegrass

Poa annua plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Poa annua ligule

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Poa annua inflorescence

Flowers - No info yet.

Poa annua spikelet

Flowering - January - December.

Habitat - Streambanks, bottoms, upland forests, pond margins, pastures, crop fields, fallow fields, gardens, lawns, roadsides, railroads, disturbed sites.

Origin - Native to Eurasia. Cultivated and escaped nearly worldwide.

Other info. - This weedy little species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri. The plant can be identified becasue of its lack of rhizomes (annual habit), big membranaceous ligules, and lack of hairs. This is a common lawn weed. The species is often spread unknowingly as a contaminant in seed mixes.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 1-20-01.