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Napa Bluegrass (Poa napensis)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Poaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 161644
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

perennial bunchgrass

Where is Napa Bluegrass (Poa napensis) located in the wild?


grasslands and moist, alkaline meadows fed by hot springs



States & Provinces:

Napa Bluegrass can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Napa Bluegrass (Poa napensis)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 4 accessions of Poa napensis in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 7580 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Poa napensis from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 40 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

development of health spas and other construction activities at the Calistoga Airport urbanization, including construction of a hospital, recreational activities, airport maintenance, urbanization, and random events

  • 01/01/2010

only two populations are known to exist


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Taxon Poa napensis
Authority Beetle
Family Poaceae
CPC Number 3541
ITIS 41102
Duration Perennial
Common Names Napa Blue Grass | Napa bluegrass
Associated Scientific Names Poa napensis
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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