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
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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