Kentucky Bluegrass

(Poa pratensis)

Kentucky Bluegrass

Leaves Ligule Flowers
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Growing habits: Erect, cool-season perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from creeping rhizomes

Leaf anatomy: Linear leaves, flat or sometimes folded at base, leaves glabrous or rough near base, margins rough, membranous ligule, boat-shaped leaf tip

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence, compressed spikelets

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice