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Types of Grass Plants

Alopecurus​
Alopecurus​

Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family Genus: Alopecurus L. – foxtail Subordinate Taxa. The Plants Database includes the following 16 species of Alopecurus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Native Introduced Native and Introduced ...

Andropogon​
Andropogon​

This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.

Annual ​Bluegrass​
Annual ​Bluegrass​

Texas bluegrass (P. arachnifera), mutton grass (P. fendleriana), and plains bluegrass (P. arida) are important western forage grasses. Annual bluegrass (P. annua), a small, light-green species, is a European introduction that has spread throughout North America; it is considered a pest in lawns.

Arrhenatherum ​Elatius​
Arrhenatherum ​Elatius​

Arrhenatherum elatius (L.) P. Beauv. ex J. Presl & C. Presl – tall oatgrass Subordinate Taxa The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Arrhenatherum elatius . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Barley​
Barley​

Barley grass is the leaf of the barley plant, as opposed to the grain. It is capable of growing in a wide range of climatic conditions. Barley grass has greater nutritional value if harvested at a young age.

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Barnyard ​Grasses​
Barnyard ​Grasses​

Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. spiralis (Vasinger) Tzvelev: PACR4: Panicum crus-galli L.

Bentgrass​
Bentgrass​

Cool season grasses are especially suited for the Pacific Northwest and parts of New England. Bentgrass is used as a turfgrass in these areas. What is bentgrass? This perennial creeping grass is used alone or as part of a seed mix for golf courses, home lawns, and fields but it is native to Asia and Europe.

Big Bluestem​
Big Bluestem​

Big bluestem grass (Andropogon gerardii) is a warm season grass suited for arid climates. The grass was once widespread across North America prairies. Planting big bluestem has become an important part of erosion control on land that has been over grazed or farmed.

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Brachiaria​
Brachiaria​

Brachiaria, or signalgrass, is a genus of plants in the grass family native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, southern Europe, the Americas, and various islands. There are over 100 species.

Bromes​
Bromes​

Smooth brome is distributed throughout most of the United States. For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Website. Establishment A clean firm seedbed is needed. Due to the slow germination and establishment of smooth brome, spring seedings are especially preferred in the northern states.

Calamagrostis​
Calamagrostis​

Comments about High Country Gardens Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster: Karl Foerster makes my xeriscaped front yard look like I know what I'm doing in landscaping. It looks like the pictures in the catalog; performs as described; adds interest and height to my collection of grasses and wildflowers.

Cat Grass​
Cat Grass​

Cat grass is a safe alternative to outdoor grass, which can be treated with weed killers or other pesticides, and to certain houseplants, which can be toxic. It provides your cat with an opportunity to engage in a natural behavior.

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Chinese Silver ​Grass​
Chinese Silver ​Grass​

In these locations, the Chinese silver grass will flourish easily: sunny to half-shady place; slight shade is acceptable with restrictions on color intensity and abundance of blossoms; high flexibility against wind exposure; With its strong blades, the Miscanthus sinensis, Chinese silver grass is unimpressed by violent winds.

Cockspur ​Grass​
Cockspur ​Grass​

The Plants Database includes the following 21 species of Echinochloa .Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles.

Cogon Grass​
Cogon Grass​

Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in Florida and several other southeastern states. A pest in 73 countries, and considered to be one of the "Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World", cogon grass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

Common ​Couch​
Common ​Couch​

Most gardeners, if not most people, will know what Cynodon dactylon looks like, with its strong rhizomes and stolons and its flowering culms (flowering stems) which end in a whorl of 3-7 branches. C. dactylon occurs on almost all soil types especially in fertile soil, e.g. loamy soil.

Common Reed​
Common Reed​

Non-native plants do not provide valuable food and shelter for fish and wildlife that native plants provide. In addition, the tall stands can have visual impacts blocking the view of the water. Phragmites colonies spread mainly by rhizomes (underground root extensions) and to a much smaller degree, by seeds.

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Crowngrass​
Crowngrass​

Paspalum L. – crowngrass Subordinate Taxa. The Plants Database includes the following 85 species of Paspalum . Click ... Paspalum urvillei Vasey's grass

Deschampsia ​Cespitosa​
Deschampsia ​Cespitosa​

Noteworthy Characteristics. Deschampsia cespitosa, commonly called tufted hair grass, is a clump-forming, cool season grass which is often grown as an ornamental.It typically forms a low, dense tussock (to 16" tall) of very thin (1/5" wide), arching, flat to inrolled, dark green grass blades (to 2' long).

Fescues​
Fescues​

Fescue is a popular cool season lawn grass, ... What Is Fescue? ... The second best season to plant fescue is spring.

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Finger-​Grasses​
Finger-​Grasses​

Finger-grasses and similar species What are they? 'Finger-grasses' is a loose term for those species that have flower heads made up of a series of narrow, slender spikes, like the fingers on a hand.

Fountaingrasses​
Fountaingrasses​

Fountain grass is a mound-forming ornamental grass and a garden favorite, as the care of fountain grass is easy. You can learn more about growing fountain grass in the article that follows. Fountain grass is a mound-forming ornamental grass and a garden favorite, as the care of fountain grass is easy.

Hordeum​
Hordeum​

American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits. Dover Publications. New York. Yarrow, G.K., and D.T. Yarrow. 1999. Managing wildlife. Sweet Water Press. Birmingham.

Indian ​Goosegrass​
Indian ​Goosegrass​

Manual of the grasses of the ... Indian goosegrass. crowsfoot ... wiregrass. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted ...

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Japanese ​Forest Grass​
Japanese ​Forest Grass​

Japanese forest grass plant is an elegant member of the Hakonechloa family. These ornamental plants are slow growing and require little extra care once established. The plants are semi-evergreen (depending on where you live, and may die back over winter) and show best in a partially shaded location.

Kentucky ​Bluegrass​
Kentucky ​Bluegrass​

Canada bluegrass (P. compressa), originally native to Europe, is a wiry plant with flat stems, similar to Kentucky bluegrass in appearance and use. Texas bluegrass (P. arachnifera), mutton grass (P. fendleriana), and plains bluegrass (P. arida) are important western forage grasses.

Lawngrass​
Lawngrass​

But in garden grass, you have to get on your hands and knees to see how the grass functions and reproduces. The secret to grass, if there is one, is the fact that it all its growing takes place from what is known as the crown: a part of the stem that is at or near the surface of the ground. Adaptability Helps Lawns Grass is adaptable and relatively easy to garden. You can mow a lawn and as long as the crown level isn't affected, the grass grows back.

Lemongrass​
Lemongrass​

Fertilize plants during the growing season every couple of weeks with a liquid plant food such as Bonnie Herb & Vegetable Plant Food or fish emulsion. Plant lemongrass in a large pot that is at least 12 inches across, or use a 5-gallon bucket.

Lovegrasses​
Lovegrasses​

Growing requirements for love grass and its care is easy. This article will help. Purple love grass looks as good in the garden as it does in naturalized areas, and is often used in wildflower meadows.

Maize​
Maize​

Maize is an annual grass in the Gramineae family, which includes such plants as wheat, rye, barley, rice, sorghum, and sugarcane. There are two major species of the Zea genus: Zea mays (maize) and Zea diploperennis, which is a perennial type of teosinte.

Meadow-​Grasses​
Meadow-​Grasses​

The delicate grass grows in bunches. Indian rice grass is also more cold and warm hardy than other meadow grasses, with a USDA growing zone of 3 through 10. Indian rice grass is drought-tolerant, grows well in sand and is commonly used as erosion control.

Needle ​Grasses​
Needle ​Grasses​

General: Needle-and-Thread is a native, tufted, cool- season grass common to the prairies, plains and foothills of the western United States. It is a perennial

Oats​
Oats​

Oat grass, any of the perennial plants of two genera of grasses, Arrhenatherum and Danthonia (family Poaceae). Named for their similarity to true oats (Avena sativa), the plants generally feature long dense spikelets of seeds. Several species are grown as forage and pasture grasses.

Oryza​
Oryza​

Oryza is a genus of plants in the grass family. It includes the major food crop rice (species Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima). Members of the genus grow as tall, wetland grasses, growing to 1–2 m tall; the genus includes both annual and perennial species.

Pampas Grass​
Pampas Grass​

Pampas grass enjoys areas with full sun but will tolerate partial shade. It also tolerates a wide range of soil types but prefers moist, well-draining soil. Another plus side to growing pampas grass is its tolerance of drought, wind, and salt sprays—which is why you commonly see the plant along coastal regions.

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Panicgrass​
Panicgrass​

Other common names for switchgrass include tall panic grass, Wobsqua grass, blackbent, tall prairiegrass, wild redtop, thatchgrass, and Virginia switchgrass.

Pennisetum ​Purpureum​
Pennisetum ​Purpureum​

Elephant grass, napier grass – Pennisetum purpureum Napier grass is not native to Florida. It is also known as elephant grass. There are more than 100 species of Pennisetum, some of which are cultivated for grain. Napier grass was introduced to Florida as a forage crop.

Phleum​
Phleum​

Timothy-grass (Phleum pratense) is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe except for the Mediterranean region. It is also known simply as timothy, meadow cat's-tail or common cat's tail. It is a member of the genus Phleum, consisting of about 15 species of annual and perennial grasses.

Reed Canary ​Grass​
Reed Canary ​Grass​

Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee. SWSS: Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois. WI: Hoffman, R.and K. Kearns (eds.). 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants.

Rice​
Rice​

current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site. Establishment Adaptation: Indian ricegrass is very winter hardy and has a broad climatic adaptation. It can be found at elevations from 2,000 up to 10,000 feet. It grows best in areas with average annual precipitation of 8 inches to above 14 inches.

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Ryegrass​
Ryegrass​

How to Plant Rye Grass. Four Methods: Preparing Your Planting Area Seeding Ryegrass Laying Ryegrass Sod Caring for Your Ryegrass Community Q&A. Ryegrass is often used in northern climates due to its ability to tolerate cool temperatures, and is typically planted when other, more permanent grasses have died out for the year.

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Saccharum​
Saccharum​

(Formerly Erianthus ravennae) A good substitute for the true Pampas Grass, which is not hardy in colder regions. This forms a medium-size clump of olive-green leaves at the base, giving rise to very tall stems of silvery-white plumes in autumn.

Scutch Grass​
Scutch Grass​

Definition of scutch grass in the AudioEnglish.org Dictionary. Meaning of scutch grass. What does scutch grass mean? Proper usage of the word scutch grass.

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Sorghum​
Sorghum​

Sorghum is a coarse, upright grass used for grain and forage. Grain sorghum or broom sorghum is shorter, bred for higher grain yields and is also called “milo.” This annual grass needs little water and thrives during long, hot summers.

Timothy-Grass​
Timothy-Grass​

Timothy-grass (Phleum pratense) is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe except for the Mediterranean region. It is also known simply as timothy, meadow cat's-tail or common cat's tail. It is a member of the genus Phleum, consisting of about 15 species of annual and perennial grasses.

Tropical ​Woody Bamboos​
Tropical ​Woody Bamboos​

Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo. They are found in diverse climates, from cold mountains to hot tropical regions. Although bamboo is a grass, many of the larger bamboos are very tree-like in ...

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Vetiver​
Vetiver​

Vetiver grass is not used by homeowners for their lawns. (Image: grass image by timur1970 from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>) Vetiver grass is a type of perennial grass with far reaching roots and tall densely tufted grass blades.

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Wheat​
Wheat​

It takes a lot of wheatgrass to make just a few shots of wheatgrass juice. If you plan to make wheatgrass a part of your daily diet, you'll need more than one tray of seedlings growing at a time. If you plan to make wheatgrass a part of your daily diet, you'll need more than one tray of seedlings growing at a time.

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