Poa 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).
There is no evidence of any change in the range of P. pratensis sens. lat. since the 1962 Atlas. The aggregate includes three species (P. pratensis sens. str., P. humilis and P. angustifolia), all of which are mapped separately.
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.
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