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Poa pratensis
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Species description or overview

Poa pratensis information from PIER
Information on Poa pratensis as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Poa pratensis description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Poa pratensis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Poa pratensis
Nomenclatural information about Poa pratensis is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Poa pratensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Poa pratensis--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Poa pratensis information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Poa pratensis, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Poa pratensis
Nomenclatural information about Poa pratensis is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Poa pratensis (Poaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Poa pratensis as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Poa pratensis impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Poa pratensis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Poa pratensis weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Poa pratensis for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Poa pratensis management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Poa pratensis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Images of Poa pratensis (Poaceae) (Kentucky bluegrass)
Links to high-resolution free images of Poa pratensis (Poaceae) (Kentucky bluegrass) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Poa pratensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Poa pratensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Poa pratensis images from PIER
Images of Poa pratensis provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Poa pratensis information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Poa pratensis in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Poa pratensis information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Poa pratensis--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Poa pratensis worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Poa pratensis is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Where to see this species

Auwahi - Dry forest of Maui
Images, history, and ethnobotany of Auwahi are on the HEAR website.


Books

Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (book)
A complete list of all species covered in Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (Whitney, Hosaka, and Ripperton, 1939) is presented, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This book "describes and illustrates 103 of the most important grasses in Hawaii.... There are many grasses, either recently introduced or slow to become acclimatized, that have not yet established themselves on the ranges; these are not here included. Species that are found outside the general range areas, as in summit bogs, forest reserves, and national parks, are also omitted. Keys to the tribes and genera [are also included." ([adapted] from the book's introduction)


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

The grasses of Hawaii
Hitchcock, A.S. 1922. The grasses of Hawaii. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press : New York, Kraus Reprint Co. (1974). 235 pp. illus. (line drawings).


Experts

Poa pratensis contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Poa pratensis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

The grasses of Hawaii
Hitchcock, A.S. 1922. The grasses of Hawaii. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press : New York, Kraus Reprint Co. (1974). 235 pp. illus. (line drawings).

Poa pratensis references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Poa pratensis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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