Species: Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua)
Family: Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))
Category: Flowering Plants
A. Flowering Plants
More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.
B. Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))
This ubiquitous, diverse family includes annual, biennial, and perennial species, terrestrial and aquatic species, and deciduous and evergreen species. One reason why grasses are such successful plants is that they grow from the base, whereas most other plants grow from the tip. This means they are more likely to survive when damaged, for example by mowing, grazing, or fire. 70% of all crops are grasses, producing grains for food.
C. Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua)
This low-growing native grass flowers throughout the year. It is an annual or short-lived perennial, and has pale green leaves and a pyramidal panicle.