Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Poa pratensis
(Kentucky Bluegrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Lindroth & Batzli, Cole & Batzli, Pearse, Bellrose, Best, and Myers et al.)

Anatidae: Branta canadensis (Canada Goose) [feeds on this plant] Blr1942; Emberizidae: Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow) [8.5% of nests were supported by this grass in Illinois] Bst1978


Cervidae: Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) [3-7% of deer droppings contained viable seeds of this plant in New York] Myr2004; Cricetidae: Microtous ochrogaster (Prairie Vole) [feeds on seeds and/or foliage] CB1979, Microtus pennsylvanicus (Meadow Vole) [depending on the habitat, shoots of this plant comprise 0.7% to 24% of the diet; this plant has below-average preference as a food source] LB1984

Cyprinidae: Cyprinus carpio (Common Carp) [submerged foliage of this grass comprises 8% of the diet after heavy rains] Prs1918