Plants and Animals
Poa paludigena Bog bluegrass
Small slender grass of muck soils in swamp forests; plants lax and creeping; leaves very narrow (1-2 mm wide) inflorescence with only 2 panicle branches per node, the spikelets borne at the middle to end of the branches.
Status and Rank
State Status: T - Threatened (legally protected)
Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
State Rank: S2 - Imperiled
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Bog bluegrass is found in swamps and wet woods. It is often found creeping along large moss-covered logs on the forest floor.
Natural Community Types
Silver maple, red maple, swamp white oak, cinnamon fern, royal fern, skunk cabbage, marsh-marigold, mosses, sensitive fern, black ash, American elm, white ash, red ash, tamarack, red maple, yellow birch, spicebush, and prickly ash.
This species requires the maintenance of natural hydrological cycles. Where it occurs in forested environments, protection of the canopy is also likely important.
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgement of the investigator.
Survey Period: From fourth week of May to first week of June
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