Panarctic Flora


342617 Poa palustris L.


Northern Fennoscandia: Persistent (Adventive)
Kanin - Pechora: Rare
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Casual (Adventive)
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Scattered
Yamal - Gydan: Scattered
Taimyr - Severnaya Zemlya: Scattered
Anabar - Onenyo: Scattered
Kharaulakh: Scattered
Yana - Kolyma: Rare
West Chukotka: Rare
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Rare
Western Greenland: Casual (Adventive)
Mid Arctic Tundra: Casual (Adventive)
Southern Arcti Tundra: Persistent (Adventive)
Shrub Tundra: Scattered
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Frequent


2n= (1) 14 (2x). - Russia (SW). - Petrova in Prokudin et al. (1977).
(2) 21 (3x). - Europe (N). - Kiellander (1935).
(3) 28 28-32 (4x). - Europe, Russia, Siberia, Far East, Canada. - Numerous reports.
(4) 42 (6x). - Europe, Russia. - At least five old reports.
All recent reports, with one exception, are of tetraploids (2n = 28). The hexaploid (and triploid) reports are from the period 1929-1954 and probably not vouchered. It it therefore possible that this species is predominantly or entirely tetraploid and sexual.

Geography: Circumboreal: NOR** RUS SIB RFE CAN GRL**.

Notes: Poa palustris does not reach the Arctic in mainland Norway but has been found as a casual adventive in Svalbard.

Higher Taxa

  • Poa [3426,genus]