Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Poa spp.
(Bluegrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Schwartz, Martin et al., Bellrose, and Schneider et al.)


Anatidae: Branta canadensis (Canada Goose) [feeds on these plants] Blr1942; Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [
seeds & leaves comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Allegheny Mountains during spring] MZN1951, Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken) [seeds eaten during late winter and spring for 4 months, seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in Wisconsin during the summer] Swz1945 MZN1951

Cervidae: Alces americanus (American Moose) [feeds on the foliage of these grasses from Maine to Michigan during the summer] MZN1951, Cervus canadensis (Elk) [foliage provides 1% of the diet] SMA2006; Cricetidae: Microtus ochrogaster (Prairie Vole) [feeds on these grasses] MZN1951, Microtus pennsylvanicus (Meadow Vole) [feeds on these grasses] MZN1951; Leporidae: Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) [foliage comprises 5-10% of the diet in Connecticut throughout the year, foliage comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in Ohio] MZN1951