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Rough Stalk Bluegrass (Poa trivialis)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons Present
Rhizomes Absent
Leaves folded in the bud
Ligule membranous, long, toothed at the tip
Collar broad, smooth
Auricles absent
Sheaths compressed, rough to the touch
Blades flat, 1/8 inch wide, rough on the edges, tapering to a 'boat-shaped' tip
Seedhead an oblong panicle
Spikelets spikelets flattened, with 2 to 3 seeds
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height: 1.5 to 3 inches
Establishment: Seed
Fertilization: N/A
Adaptation: Winter overseeding of warm-season turfgrasses [View Map]
 
General Description
A yellow-green perennial bending at the base and creeping by stolons. Often used in seed mixtures as a shade grass. Found mostly from Minnesota, Illinois, and Kentucky eastward. In the west, northern California, Oregon, and Washington
 
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Tolerance of Bermudagrass Greens Overseeded with 'Poa trivialis'
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