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Poa pratensis

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Poa pratensis
Scientific classification
P. pratensis
Binomial name
Poa pratensis

Poa pratensis (smooth meadow-grass, common meadow grass, or Kentucky bluegrass) is a type of grass. It is a perennial species of the grass family Poaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It grows to 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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