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Poa pratensis  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 41088

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Poa attica Boiss. & Heldr.
    Poa bourgeaei E. Fourn.
    Poa bourgeaei E. Fourn. ex Hemsl.
    Poa costata Schumach.
    Poa intermedia Steud.
    Poa macounii Vasey
    Poa magensiana Potztal
    Poa oligeria Steud.
    Poa urjanchaica Roshev.
    Poa viridis Schreb. ex Pursh
    Poa angustifolia ssp. costata (Schumach.) Richt.
    Poa pratensis ssp. attica (Boiss. & Heldr.) Rech. f.
    Poa pratensis var. attica (Boiss. & Heldr.) Boiss.
    Poa pratensis var. costata (Schumach.) Fr.
    Poa pratensis var. laxiflora Lange
    Poa pratensis var. macounii B. Boivin
    Poa pratensis var. stricta Hook.
    Poa pratensis var. subglabriflora Roshev.
    Poa pratensis var. urjanchaica (Roshev.) Bondar ex O. N. Korovina
  Common Name(s): Kentucky bluegrass
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusPoa L. – bluegrass, bluegrass spp.  
                                  SpeciesPoa pratensis L. – Kentucky bluegrass  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Variety Poa pratensis var. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Soreng  
                                     Variety Poa pratensis var. iantha Laest.  
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. agassizensis (B. Boivin & D. Löve) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde  
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. alpigena (Lindm.) Hiitonen  
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. angustifolia (L.) Lej.  
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Tzvelev – Kentucky bluegrass 
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. irrigata (Lindm.) H. Lindb. – spreading bluegrass 
                                     Subspecies Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis L. – Kentucky bluegrass 

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  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at and formerly at   
  Reference for: Poa pratensis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Poa pratensis   
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Poa pratensis   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Poa pratensis   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Poa pratensis   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native & Introduced  
    Hawaii, Native & Introduced  
    Alaska, Native & Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Native & Introduced  






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