Bigelow Bluegrass

Poa bigelovii

Bigelow Blue Grass, Poa bigelovii, photo © by Michael Plagens

15 km south of Aguila, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. March 2017.

ANNUAL GRASS: A delicate annual growing in small clumps and not much exceeding 30 cm tall. Present in spring following good precipitation.

RANGE: Can be found along washes or on gentle slopes through much of the Sonoran Desert but is often hard to see.

LEAVES: Leaf blades about 2 mm wide. wide.

SPIKES: Narrow branching panicle with slightly compressed florets. Three to eight florets per spike.


Poaceae -- Grass Family

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