|COMMON NAME:||Bluegrass, annual|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Poa annua|
|LIFECYCLE:||Annual, possible perennial var. reptans|
|FEATURES:||Growth habit: Light green clump-like to creeping plant; Stem: Flattened glabrous. Entire
plant glabrous. Leaf sheath glabrous and folded. ; Leaf: Keel-shaped leaf tip, 0.5 to 1cm
wide.; Collar: collar with a white collar band, glabrous. Producing a membranous ligule;
Inflorescence: A pyramidal shaped panicle with 6 to 12 branching spiklets.
|DESCRIPTION:||Annual grass widely distributed throughout the world. In Alabama, primarily exists as an
annual in the winter months with flowering occurring from February to May. Forms a
clump-like plant, light green in color. Perennial biotype can be dark green and creeping.
Can occur in almost any managed turfgrass environment, from golf course putting greens to home lawns.