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Poa trivialis (rough bluegrass)

Synonyms: Aira semineutra; Phalaris semineutra; Poa angustifolia; Poa ariguensis; Poa attica; Poa callida; Poa dubia; Poa kitaibelii; Poa modesta; Poa palustris; Poa panicea; Poa perouinii; Poa pichinchensis; Poa pollinensis; Poa pratensis subsp. attica; Poa pratensis var. attica; Poa pseudohybrida; Poa scabra; Poa semineutra; Poa setacea; Poa stolonifera; Poa sylvicola; Poa trachyphylla; Poa tristriata; Poa trivialis f. humilis; Poa trivialis f. latifolia; Poa trivialis f. pallescens; Poa trivialis f. prorepens; Poa trivialis subsp. latifolia; Poa trivialis subsp. semineutra; Poa trivialis subsp. sylvicola; Poa trivialis var. filiculmis; Poa trivialis var. glabra; Poa trivialis var. holsatia; Poa trivialis var. humilis; Poa trivialis var. latifolia; Poa trivialis var. multiflora; Poa trivialis var. obtusata; Poa trivialis var. parviflora; Poa trivialis var. prorepens; Poa trivialis var. semineutra; Poa trivialis var. septentrionalis; Poa trivialis var. stricta; Poa trivialis var. sylvicola; Poa trivialis var. umbrosa; Poa trivialis var. woronowii; Poa uda; Poa woronowii

Wikipedia Abstract

Poa trivialis (rough bluegrass; UK: rough-stalked meadow-grass or rough meadow-grass), is a perennial plant, but regarded in the USA as an ornamental plant. It is part of the grass family.
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Height [3]  28 inches (.7 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Screening - Summer [2]  Moderate
Screening - Winter [2]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 4 Low Temperature: -30 F° (-34.4 C°) → -20 F° (-28.9 C°)
Light Preference [4]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [4]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [4]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [4]  Moist
Water Use [2]  High
Flower Color [2]  Yellow
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Fruit Color [2]  Brown
Bloom Period [2]  Early Spring
Drought Tolerance [2]  Low
Fire Tolerance [2]  High
Frost Free Days [2]  4 months
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  Medium
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Summer
Growth Form [2]  Bunch
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Fall
Growth Rate [2]  Moderate
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Propagation [2]  Seed
Regrowth Rate [2]  Slow
Root Depth [2]  12 inches (30 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Slow
Seed Vigor [2]  Medium
Seeds Per [2]  2539995 / lb (5599735 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [2]  Erect
Structure [5]  Grass
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  None

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Andakill Protected Habitat Area 7626 Iceland      
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Basegi Zapovednik Ia 93739 Perm, Russia
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Bialowieza National Park II 11126 Poland
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Silver Flowe, and Merrick Kells Biosphere Reserve 8794 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Gros Morne National Park II 476632 Newfoundland, Canada
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Kejimkujik National Park II 94203 Nova Scotia, Canada
Khopersky Zapovednik Ia 47103 Russia  
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve 757114 Russia  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
National Capital Region - East National Park   District of Columbia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 762028 Manitoba, Canada
Saratoga National Historical Park   New York, United States
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Taynish National Nature Reserve   Scotland, United Kingdom
Terra Nova National Park IV 125894 Newfoundland, Canada
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tsentral'no-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve Ia 13064 Kursk, Russia
Tsentral'no-Lesnoy Biosphere Reserve Ia 62630 Russia  
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods 829 England, United Kingdom
Zhuvintas Zapovednik 18223 Lithuania  



Agromyza rondensis[6]
Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose)[7]
Anthomyza gracilis[7]
Apamea furva (Confused)[6]
Aploneura lentisci[6]
Cerapteryx graminis (antler moth)[6]
Cerodontha flavocingulata[6]
Cerodontha fulvipes[6]
Cetema cereris[6]
Cetema neglecta <Unverified Name>[6]
Chaetococcus sulcii (false-brome scale)[8]
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)[9]
Contarinia floricola[6]
Crithagra citrinipectus (Lemon-breasted Canary)[10]
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)[10]
Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan)[7]
Cygnus olor (Mute Swan)[7]
Delia coarctata[6]
Elachista bedellella[6]
Erebia alberganus (Almond Ringlet)[7]
Erebia palarica[7]
Hydrellia tritici (Lawn fly)[11]
Macrosiphum scoticum <Unverified Name>[6]
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)[9]
Mayetiola graminis[6]
Mayetiola poae <Unverified Name>[6]
Melanargia lachesis (Iberian Marbled White)[7]
Metopolophium dirhodum (Rose grain aphid)[6]
Metopolophium frisicum[6]
Micropeziza cornea[7]
Mycosphaerella recutita[7]
Mythimna straminea <Unverified Name>[6]
Opomyza germinationis[6]
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)[6]
Oscinella pusilla[6]
Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood Butterfly)[6]
Phytomyza milii <Unverified Name>[6]
Phytomyza nigra[6]
Pyronia bathseba (Spanish Gatekeeper)[7]
Pyronia tithonus (Gatekeeper)[6]
Rhopalomyzus poae[6]
Sitodiplosis cambriensis[6]
Trionymus placatus (pleasant grass mealybug)[8]
Typhula incarnata[7]
Utamphorophora humboldti[6]


Parasitized by 
Blumeria graminis[7]
Puccinia graminis[7]
Puccinia poarum (Coltsfoot Rust gall)[7]
Uromyces dactylidis[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Bassegi Zapovednik; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
4ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
5Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
9Ecology of Commanster
10del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
11New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
Protected Areas provided by Ramsar Sites Information Service
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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