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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
03-Jul-05 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Why is Bluegrass called Bluegrass
Subject: RE: Folklore: Why is Bluegrass called Bluegrass
Florida stole "Sunshine State" from New Mexico, where the nickname has a much longer (and official) history.

The bluegrass, Poa, as noted above, is widespread. It is part of the lawn mixtures used here in Alberta, with its bone-chilling winters. Alice makes an important point- the mineral nutrients in the soil contribute much to the nutritional value of bluegrass, as they do to any crop grown naturally.