Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Bluegrass, kentucky

Delicate panicle with sparse seeds

Kentucky bluegrass is a perennial, cool-season, sod-forming grass native to Europe. The species is highly palatable to horses, cattle, and sheep. The plant becomes dormant during the heat of summer but regains or maintains its green color in fall.

This plant may become weedy or invasive in some regions or habitats and may displace desirable vegetation if not properly managed.

Herbarium specimen showing stems, leaf blades, and panicle
Herbarium specimen showing leaves and roots in addition to panicles with seeds
Herbarium specimen showing entire plants
Close-up of open flowers
Panicles with pale green seeds

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