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poa napensis
12-22-2016

Poa napensis

Poa napensis NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Poa napensis is a rare species of grass known by the common name Napa bluegrass. It is endemic to Napa County, California, where it is known from only two occurrences near Calistoga. It grows in moist, mineral-rich soil around hot springs. The rare grass only occurs on private, unprotected land and depends on water from the hot springs; changes to the local water regime or any other aspects of its specific habitat type would affect the plant. This grass was federally listed as an endangered species in 1997, along with another rare local hot spring endemic, the Calistoga popcornflower.

Detailed information
Full Name: Napa bluegrass (Poa napensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 10/22/1997 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Napa bluegrass, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
  • US Counties in which the Napa bluegrass, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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