[Bluegrasses: The Genus Poa in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Leiberg's Bluegrass

Poa leibergii

Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa

Close-up of the inflorescence of Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

A close-up of the inflorescence of Leiberg's bluegrass as seen in the Goodnoe Hills of south-central Klickitat County, WA, eastern Columbia River Gorge..............April 20, 2011.

Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa) - Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

Leiberg's bluegrass as seen in the Goodnoe Hills of south-central Klickitat County, WA, eastern Columbia River Gorge..............April 20, 2011. Several stalks of Sandberg's bluegrass (Poa secunda) can be found just behind the Leiberg's bluegrass..

Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

Newly blooming Leiberg's bluegrass as seen on prairie slopes above Swale Creek about one and one-half miles upstream from the Horseshoe Bend Road bridge across the Klickitat River, Klickitat County, Washington...................March 31, 2012.

Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa) - Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

Leiberg's bluegrass blooming on rocky slopes near the east rim of Canyon Creek, Klickitat Wildlife Area.........March 26, 2016.

Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa) - Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

Leiberg's bluegrass in bloom on steep slopes adjacent to Ferry Springs, Deschutes River State Recreation Area..........March 31, 2017.

Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa) - Leiberg's Bluegrass: Poa leibergii (Synonym: Poa vaseyochloa)

Leiberg's bluegrass at left overhanging a rock outcrop on a road cut along the Klickitat Trail near Klickitat Springs, Klickitat County, WA...............May 8, 2011. The photo at right shows Leiberg's bluegrass as seen on rock outcrops along the Memaloose Trail, east of Mosier, OR...........April 21, 2017.

Paul Slichter