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Sandberg's bluegrass (Poa sandbergii) - Many members of the grass family found on the shrub-steppe can reach several feet in height, but Sandberg's bluegrass is an exception, rarely growing over 12 inches tall. This perennial grass has small, keeled basal leaf blades, usually less than 2 inches long, and many short upright branches bearing the spikelets. Another key to identification is the purplish tinge observable on many parts of the plant. It can be found all over the Columbia Basin shrub-steppe, in most soils except open sand dunes. Sandberg's bluegrass grows from March to May.

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