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Common Name: Annual Meadow Grass
Poa annua is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has uses.
Cosmopolitan, throughout the whole world, including Britain, but only on mountains in the tropics.
Waste places, cultivated land, grassland etc[
|Pollinators||Wind, Self, cleistogamous
A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in any well-drained moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[
]. Tolerates very acid soils[
This plant is a very common garden weed and will not usually require cultivation.
An important food plant for the caterpillars of many species of butterfly[
]. It is often found growing in close cut lawns[
Plants perennating by short stolons rooting at the nodes appear to develop repeatedly but sporadically at various elevations with prolonged, cool, mesic growing conditions, possibly in response to trampling. These are sometimes placed in var. reptans[
The seed drops very readily from the plant so it is difficult to harvest[
]. This also means that the seed is spread very easily, making the plant even more difficult to eradicate[
Seed - there should be no problem with having to sow this plant since it does the job very effectively without our help.