Poa pratensis

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Poa pratensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Poa
Species: P. pratensis
Binomial name
Poa pratensis
L.

Poa pratensis, also Smooth Meadow-grass, Common Meadow Grass, or Kentucky Bluegrass, is a perennial species of the grass family Poaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It is 30–70 centimetres (12–28 in) tall.

Poa pratensis makes a useful pasture plant. It is also used for making lawns in parks and gardens. Poa is Greek for fodder, which is food fed to livestock.

The name Kentucky Bluegrass came from its blue flower heads.[1]

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