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Poa trivialis
(rough-stalked meadow grass)

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Poa trivialis (rough-stalked meadow grass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 18 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Poa trivialis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • rough-stalked meadow grass
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Poa trivialis L.

Preferred Common Name

  • rough-stalked meadow grass

International Common Names

  • English: rough meadowgrass; roughstalk bluegrass; rough-stalked meadowgrass
  • Spanish: pelosa comun; poa comun; poa escabrosa
  • French: paturin commun; paturin rude
  • Portuguese: poa-comum

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Gemeines Rispengras
  • Italy: fienarola comune; spannocchina
  • Netherlands: ruw Beemdgras
  • Sweden: kaerrgroee

EPPO code

  • POATR (Poa trivialis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Poa
  •                                 Species: Poa trivialis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

RéunionPresentIntroduced1982

Antarctica

French Southern TerritoriesPresent

Asia

JapanPresent
-HonshuPresent
North KoreaPresentIntroduced1897
South KoreaPresentIntroduced1897
TaiwanPresentIntroduced2006

Europe

AustriaPresentIntroduced1996
BelgiumPresent
DenmarkPresent
FinlandPresent
GermanyPresent
NorwayPresentIntroduced1939
PolandPresent
Portugal
-AzoresPresentIntroduced1842
Svalbard and Jan MayenPresentIntroduced1939
United KingdomPresent
-EnglandPresent

North America

CanadaPresentIntroduced1860
United StatesPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-New YorkPresent
-OregonPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresentIntroduced1955

South America

ChilePresentIntroduced1924

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2011. Invasive Species Databases.,

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chen C M, Douhan G W, Wong F P, 2007. First report of Waitea circinata var. circinata causing brown ring patch on Poa trivialis in California. Plant Disease. 91 (12), 1687. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-91-12-1687A

Dąbkowska T, Sygulska P, 2013. Variations in weed flora and the degree of its transformation in ecological and extensive conventional cereal crops in selected habitats of the Beskid Wyspowy Mountains. Acta Agrobotanica. 66 (2), 123-136. DOI:10.5586/aa.2013.029

Froud-Williams R J, Chancellor R J, 1982. A survey of grass weeds in cereals in central southern England. Weed Research. 22 (3), 163-171.

Jensen P K, 2010. Longevity of seeds of Poa trivialis and Vulpia myuros as affected by simulated soil tillage practices and straw disposal technique. Grass and Forage Science. 65 (1), 76-84. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/gfs DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2494.2009.00720.x

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Svanella-Dumas L, Candresse T, Hullé M, Marais A, 2013. Distribution of Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV in the sub-Antarctic Kerguelen Islands and characterization of two new Luteovirus species. PLoS ONE. 8 (6), e67231. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0067231

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage

Ornamental

  • garden plant

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