Poa compressa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPoa
SpeciesPoa compressa L.
Common NameCanada bluegrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Poa compressa f. depauperata Poa compressa f. depauperata Millsp.
Poa compressa var. sylvestris Poa compressa var. sylvestris
Poa fertilis Poa fertilis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Barren (KY), Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Boone (KY), Bracken (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Casey (KY), Clark (KY), Clay (KY), Clinton (KY), Crittenden (KY), Cumberland (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Harrison (KY), Hart (KY), Henry (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), McLean (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Marshall (KY), Meade (KY), Monroe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Nelson (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Pendleton (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Shelby (KY), Simpson (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Wolfe (KY), Bedford (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dickson (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1938 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 29 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21548
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154713 Anderson Kentucky 08 Aug 1978 William S. Bryant
76
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154903 Lincoln Kentucky 21 Apr 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8042
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154804 Estill Kentucky 10 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6992
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154895 Lewis Kentucky 04 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6785
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154838 Franklin Kentucky 08 Jun 1981 Steven Rice
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154739 Bath Kentucky 27 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
712
EKY
Poa Compressa
31234100154747 Bell Kentucky 19 Jun 1993 Ralph L. Thompson
93-170
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154812 Fayette Kentucky 01 Jan 1997 Danny Husband
574
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154945 McCracken Kentucky 19 Jun 1974 William H. Martin
EKY
Poa compressa
BEREA006904 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006900 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006902 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006890 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006887 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006897 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006891 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 27 Jul 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
ETSU005938 Carter Tennessee 24 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
ETSU006877 Johnson Tennessee 13 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
31973000023284 Madison Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55222
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023276 McCreary Kentucky 24 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55296
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023285 Bath Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55193
KNK
Poa compressa
MDKY00005134 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005124 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005132 Henry Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005133 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005123 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033449 Rowan Kentucky
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033035 White Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 29 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21548
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100155017 Tennessee 24 Sep 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
149
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154952 Montgomery Kentucky 28 May 1984 Julian Campbell
284
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100774437 Wolfe Kentucky 29 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21548
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100752573 Laurel Kentucky 10 Jun 1991 Ronald Jones
6767
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154960 Montgomery Kentucky 31 May 1984 Julian Campbell
327
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154721 Bath Kentucky 26 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
410
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154788 Clinton Kentucky 06 Jun 1999 Mark A. Gorton
181
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154994 Rowan Kentucky 03 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6736
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100774015 Wolfe Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 A. Rentas
84
EKY
Poa compressa
BEREA006906 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006885 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006901 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006907 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006903 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006893 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006894 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006892 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 02 Jun 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 04 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 09 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 08 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
31973000023271 Bracken Kentucky 13 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2091
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023287 Kenton Kentucky 10 Jun 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
305
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023278 Campbell Kentucky 09 Jun 1974 Thieret, John
48235
KNK
Poa compressa
MDKY00005135 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005125 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005130 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005128 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033005 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033022 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033015 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
31234100154861 Henry Kentucky 03 Jun 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
191
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154911 Madison Kentucky 21 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-431
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100155025 Meigs Tennessee 09 Jun 1984 Henry R. DeSelm
148
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154986 Rockcastle Kentucky 11 Aug 1989 Neal Denton
701
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154937 Marion Kentucky Ross C. Clark
24146
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154846 Garrard Kentucky 30 Jul 2000 Ralph L. Thompson
00-362
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154929 Marion Kentucky 03 Apr 1999 Ross C. Clark
24160
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154853 Harlan Kentucky 26 May 1994 Bryce D. Fields
783
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100155033 Montgomery Tennessee 11 Jun 1949 Floyd Brown
639
EKY
Poa compressa
BEREA006886 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006905 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006889 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006888 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 01 Aug 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
ETSU006878 Unicoi Tennessee 15 Jul 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 01 May 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
31973000023286 Clark Kentucky 12 Jun 1979 Hils, Matthew
17
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023288 Grant Kentucky 07 Jun 1994 Thieret, John
57406
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023283 Clay Kentucky 23 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55232
KNK
Poa compressa
MDKY00005126 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005131 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032992 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033014 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033016 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033031 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033002 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033017 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033011 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033030 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032997 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
31234100154879 Henry Kentucky 19 Jul 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5931
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154887 Jackson Kentucky 01 Jul 1989 Joe Abner
89-107
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154820 Franklin Kentucky 24 Jun 1979 Steven Rice
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154770 Clark Kentucky 29 Apr 2007 Kayle Palmisano
1.2
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154978 Nelson Kentucky 17 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7125
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154754 Calloway Kentucky 19 Jan 1982 Michael Woods
721
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154796 Cumberland Kentucky 15 Apr 1999 Ross C. Clark
24296
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154705 Anderson Kentucky 06 Jul 1978 William S. Bryant
581
EKY
Poa compressa
31234100154762 Casey Kentucky 16 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7079
EKY
Poa compressa
BEREA006895 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006898 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006896 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
BEREA006899 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 16 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Carter Tennessee 12 Jul 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Greene Tennessee 23 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 21 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Poa compressa
31973000023272 Campbell Kentucky 04 Jun 1980 Buddell, George
139
KNK
Poa compressa
31973000023277 Pendleton Kentucky 17 Jun 1984 Buddell, George
3239
KNK
Poa compressa
MDKY00005127 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005129 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
MDKY00005136 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032998 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033483 Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032994 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033012 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033006 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033034 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033448 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033001 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033020 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033025 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033013 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033003 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0241299 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033004 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033018 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033024 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032993 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033007 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033021 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
APSC0042877 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0063643 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064055 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042882 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0085411 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033027 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033019 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032996 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032995 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033010 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033028 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033033 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033026 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033023 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
UCHT002958 Marion Tennessee 01 May 1999 John Beck
3227
UCHT
Poa compressa
APSC0080545 Meade Kentucky 09 Jun 1971 Harry Woodward
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0074920 Shelby Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0094180 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0081238 Jefferson Kentucky 27 Apr 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0063641 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0080193 Boone Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042846 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0093662 Harlan Kentucky 06 Jun 1951
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042880 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0113679 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0094181 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
HTTU019036 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Poa compressa
UOS08903 Franklin Tennessee 25 Jun 2013 Jon Evans
UOS
Poa compressa
UOS08119 Franklin Tennessee 26 Jun 2007 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Poa compressa
BRIT185135 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
SWMT00841 Tennessee 09 Feb 1938 T. W. S.
SWMT
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033009 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033029 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033476 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033471 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032999 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
UCHT002955 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Poa compressa
APSC0064059 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064062 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0117721 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
HTTU030080 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Poa compressa
MTSU003706 Rutherford Tennessee 30 Apr 1984 Paula Moore
46
MTSU
Poa compressa
UOS08904 Franklin Tennessee 25 Jun 2013 Jon Evans
UOS
Poa compressa
BRIT185138 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
BRIT185139 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033450 Anderson Kentucky
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033008 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0032991 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033032 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
TENN-V-0033000 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Poa compressa
UCHT002954 Hamilton Tennessee 25 May 1974 Sherry Cunningham
75
UCHT
Poa compressa
UCHT002956 Hamilton Tennessee 09 Jun 1980 Gene S. Van Horn
1940
UCHT
Poa compressa
BEREA024644 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
UCHT002957 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Poa compressa
BEREA024735 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Poa compressa
APSC0094185 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0055688 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064061 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064052 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0063639 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0091518 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Jun 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0094194 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042827 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064064 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0094184 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064378 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042875 Simpson Kentucky 20 Jul 1971 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0094182 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
BRIT185136 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
BRIT185132 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
009568 Calloway Kentucky
BOON
Poa compressa
APSC0093663 Harlan Kentucky 06 Jun 1951
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064065 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064057 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064051 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042881 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0055092 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064058 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042884 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042874 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0042876 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0064063 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0053199 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
APSC0080360 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Poa compressa
BRIT185130 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
BRIT185133 Tennessee
VDB
Poa compressa
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