Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 2494, Poa fendleriana.  
 

 

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  Poaceae Poa fendleriana
Photographed 23 October 2021.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Poaceae

Poa fendleriana (Steud.) Vasey.  Muttongrass.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southwest corner of the ranch, near the railroad tracks, in deep ponderosa pine forest duff, 22.3 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.9018N, 105.2815W. WGS 1984 Elev. 2084 m. Also seen or collected nearby: Juniperus communis, J. scopulorum, Pinus ponderosa with Arceuthobium vaginatum, Hieracium albiflorum, Berberis repens, and Corallorhiza maculata.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2021, issued: Apr 1, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2494. 4-Jun-2021

Coll. No. 2494, 4 June 2021, characters observed: Perennial tufted grass, to 35 cm; Sheath, open; Ligule, membraneous; Inflorescence, 45 mm. × 9 mm. wide, panicle, discontinuous on rachis; Spikelets, many, 5.5 mm. × 5 mm. wide; Compression, lateral; Glumes, keeled, <lowest floret, lower, 2.3 mm., veins 1, upper, 3.5 mm., veins 3; Florets, 4 per spikelet, 3 pistillate, 1 sterile; Rachilla, extends 1 mm. beyond sterile floret, Lemma, 3.5 mm. × 2 mm. wide, proximal body pappillate, veins 5 (obscure) proximal mid-vein and marginal veins hairy, chartaceous distally; Palea, 3 mm., keels ciliate.

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