Poa pratensis s.l.

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaePoaPoa pratensis s.l.


These rhizomatous perennial herbs are found in a wide range of habitats, from wet to dry, infertile to fertile, somewhat acidic to strongly calcareous. They grow in grasslands, on sand dunes, river banks, mountain slopes, roadsides, waste ground and wall-tops. 0?1065 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).



World Distribution

The three species in our area have a Circumpolar Wide-temperate distribution; the fourth European species, P. alpigena, extends the range to the high Arctic.

Atlas Change Index: 0.6

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