After receiving the latest Grasslands magazine published quarterly by the California Native Grasslands Association we were excited to read and now to share that a rare grass called the Poa Sierrae was found in June 2012 by a woman named Jade Paget-Seekins in the El Dorado National Forest located in the Northern Sierra Nevada. The article mentions that “…very few California botanists were familiar with this grass; prior to the summer of 2012, it had only been collected a few times in the past 20 years.” (4).  For more information about the Poa Sierrae we at SMI highly encourage you to look into the California Native Grassland Association as well as the California Native Plant Society.

For more specific information about the Poa Sierrae through the CNPS website go to:

We would also like to mention that two of our valued resources; Hedgerow Farms and the California Native Grassland Association have merged together to offer a field day coming up on April 19th located at Hedgerow Farms in Winters, CA.  Registration can be found at : if interested.

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