Definition of Poa pratensis
1. Noun. Valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures.
Group relationships: Genus Poa, Poa
Generic synonyms: Blue Grass, Bluegrass
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Literary usage of Poa pratensis
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1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"Kentucky blue-grass (Poa pratensis). — Kentucky blue-grass is also known as ... Poa pratensis, in its ordinary cultivated form, is quite certainly not ..."
2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"pasture among grasses cultivated there next after Phleum pra- tense and Poa pratensis (the latter there called blue grass), and before Dactylis glomerata, ..."
3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1901)
"... E. canadensis, E. virgin- icus, For the state of Iowa the following are the more important grasses: Poa pratensis, Phleum pratense, Bromus inermis, ..."
4. Soil Alkali: Its Origin, Nature, and Treatment by Franklin Stewart Harris (1920)
"Bluegrass (Poa pratensis). — In California bluegrass withstood successfully 670 parts per million of total salts, 380 parts per million sodium carbonate, ..."