Poa arachnifera

Poa arachnifera, the Texas bluegrass, is a species of grass.

Texas bluegrass
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Poa
Species:
P. arachnifera
Binomial name
Poa arachnifera

Hybridization with Kentucky bluegrassEdit

During the 1990s, botanists began experimenting with producing hybrids of Texas bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) for use as a drought-resistant lawn grass and wintering foraging plant for grazing livestock. Seed manufacturers began marketing the first of these hybrids, often termed "heat-tolerant bluegrasses", in the first decade of the 21st century.

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