Poa nevadensis (Nevada bluegrass)

Cool season, perennial bunchgrass matures early in the growing season. Very robust native bluegrass, second only to Big bluegrass (Poa secunda ssp. ampla). Develops extensive deep penetrating, coarse, fibrous roots that make it drought tolerant and resistant to grazing and trampling. Grows in relatively moist areas in sagebrush communities including mountain foothills and meadows. Varieties listed below.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, short lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunch grass

Mature Height: 39 in.

Annual Precipitation: 8-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,046,900

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Opportunity - Tall, robust and late maturing. Suited for elevations from 2,000-6,000 ft. within the 10-18 in. precipitation zone. Establishes well on contaminated mineland soils, characterized by high soil acidity and moderate to high levels of heavy metals. (Released 2007)