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Poa, genus Poa(noun)
chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
Any grass of the genus Poa.
a genus of grasses, including a great number of species, as the kinds called meadow grass, Kentucky blue grass, June grass, and spear grass (which see)
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. grass.]
Poa is a genus of about 500 species of grasses, native to the temperate regions of both hemispheres. Common names include meadow-grass, bluegrass, tussock, and speargrass. "Poa" is Greek for fodder. Poa are members of the Pooideae subfamily of the Poaceae family. Bluegrass, which has green leaves, derives its name from the seed heads which are blue when the plant is allowed to grow to its natural height of two to three feet. Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis, is the type species of the family Poaceae. The genus Poa includes both annual and perennial species. Most are monoecious, but a few are dioecious. The leaves are narrow, folded or flat, sometimes bristled, and with the basal sheath flattened or sometimes thickened, with a blunt or hooded apex and membranaceous ligule.
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A plant genus of the family POACEAE that contains the Poa p Ia allergen and allergen C KBGP.
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