- Poa bulbosa is a perennial grass that can grow up to 7.8-31.5 in. (20-80 cm) tall. It has multiple common names but the most common are bird grass, June grass and Kentucky grass. It is native to Europe.
- Sheath slightly compressed, not sharply keeled, split with overlapping margins. Leaf blade parallel sided, 0.07-0.15 in. (2-4 mm) wide, keeled, v-shaped. Foliage appears as a deep green.
- Flowering occurs from May-June. Panicle, 1.2-5.1 in. (3-13 cm) long, 1.18-3.15 in. (3-8 cm) wide pyramid shaped, open with long branches, branches at the base in clusters of 3-5, borne in spikelets, with 3-5 flowers per spikelet; on short, slender stalks.
- The fruit is a caryopsis (dry one-seeded fruit).
- Ecological Threat
- Poa bulbosa overtakes open fields, yards and roadsides.
Images from Bugwood.org