FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Poa flexuosa, Wavy Meadow-grass

Poa flexuosa; Wavy Meadow-grass is a grass species found commonly in the mountains and highlands. Generally, it grows on drier soils. It is very similar to the Glaucous Meadow-grass, P. glauca (for differences see the page of the Glaucous Meadow-grass). Both species have bluish-purple inflorescences but the Wavy Meadow-grass has green flowering stems where the GLaucous Meadow-grass has bluish-coloured top parts of these stems. The Wavy Meadow-grass rarely exceeds a height of 20 cm.
It is a member of the grass family gramineae also known as Poaceae.

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A brief introduction to common Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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Photo of a single panicle of the Wavy Meadow-grass
reload original photo of a tuft of the Wavy Meadow-grass