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Poa pratensis subsp. pratensis

Plant green, loosely tufted; culms (15-)20-50(-90)cm high; leaf-blades flat or folded, 3-30cm long, 2-4(-6)mm wide, usually much shorter than the culms; ligule usually decurrent on the sheath margins; spikelets 4-6mm long; lemmas 3-4mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.

Type locality: Europe.

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); throughout temperate regions of the Old World.

Smooth Meadow-grass is a very common species of old meadows and pastures where it affords excellent grazing and makes good hay. 1500-4700m.


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