Poa bulbosa L. - Bulbous Bluegrass
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
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Arrow shows boat-shaped tip of leaf.
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Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Waste ground, railroads, cultivated fields.
Origin - Native to Europe.
Other info. - This weedy grass can be found in scattered counties throughout most of Missouri. The plant is very easy to identify because of its bulbous florets. The bulbils are high in starch and have a fair amount of fat so they are eaten by wildlife.
Photographs taken near Tom's Creek, NC., 4-20-03.