Panarctic Flora


342635 Poa annua L.


Northern Iceland: Persistent (Adventive)
Northern Fennoscandia: Persistent (Adventive)
Kanin - Pechora: Persistent (Adventive)
Svalbard - Franz Joseph Land: Casual (Adventive)
Polar Ural - Novaya Zemlya: Persistent (Adventive)
Western Alaska: Persistent (Adventive)
Hudson Bay - Labrador: Persistent (Adventive)
Western Greenland: Persistent (Adventive)
Eastern Greenland: Persistent (Adventive)
Mid Arctic Tundra: Casual (Adventive)
Southern Arcti Tundra: Persistent (Adventive)
Shrub Tundra: Persistent (Adventive)
Bordering boreal or alpine areas: Persistent (Adventive)

2n= 28 (4x). - Europe, Siberia, Far East, Alaska, Canada, Greenland. - Numerous reports.
Not included: A report of 2n = 42 from Pakistan (Khatoon and Ali 1993) probably belongs to another species.

Geography: European - Asian (W)?: ICE* NOR* RUS* ALA* CAN* GRL.

Notes: Poa annua is archaeophytic (Medieval or earlier) at least in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland (there subfossils from the period of Norse 'Viking' habitation). It is perhaps the most frequent of all arctic antropochores, there and elsewhere.

Higher Taxa

  • Poa [3426,genus]