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Lindsays Poa

Status: Common

Braided River Status 

Found mostly in alpine and subalpine regionsDistribution mapwhen page opens, just click on the green ‘search’ button without changing any of the settings.

Recent observations

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Linday’s Poa (Poa lindsayi) grows as a small, delicate grey-green or blue-green, rarely reddish perennial tuft, 5-40cm. It has densely packed wiry, short and curved, or longer and erect leaves. The Leaf-sheath is very pale brown, often purplish, membranous, distinctly ribbed, minutely scabrid abaxially, occasionally smooth. 

Lindsay's poa

Lindsay’s poa (image © Te Papa)

Conservation activities

As Lindsay’s Poa is common, there are no specific conservation activities, however controlling invasive weed species is beneficial for all endemic plants.

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