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Canada Blue Grass

Canada Blue GrassIn early spring the leafy shoots of Canada Blue-grass (Poa compressa), the bluest of the Poas, are noticeable in every soil; on sandy hills and in the thickets that border deep woods, on scantily covered rocks and by trodden paths.

The whitish summits of the sheaths are very conspicuous against the blue-green leaves, and although the plants vary greatly in size they are rarely more than two feet tall, and are constant in their characteristic colour and in the strongly flattened stems.

Unlike the Kentucky Blue-grass, which soon ripens, the Canada Blue-grass blooms the entire season. Its panicles are short and narrow (usually one-sided), with short branches and greenish spikelets.

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Canada Blue Grass seed