Grasses

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Grass characteristics:

  • unshowy flowers

  • narrow, long leaf blades

  • parallel leaf veins

  • round, hollow stems

  • fibrous roots

Indiangrass

Sorghastrum nutans

Annual Threeawn

Aristida oligantha

Bermudagrass

Cynodon dactylon

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerrardii

Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis

Broad-Leaved Uniola

(Fish-On-A-Fishing Pole)

Chasmanthium latifolium

Broomsedge

Andropogon virginicus

Buffalograss

Buchloe dactyloides

Canada Wildrye

Elymus canadensis

Cheatgrass

(Downy Brome)

Bromus tectorum

Eastern Gamagrass

Tripsacum dactyloides

Florida Paspalum

Paspalum floridanum

Hairy Grama

Bouteloua hirsuta

Indiangrass

Sorghastrum nutans

Japanese Brome

Bromus japonicus

Johnsongrass

Sorghum halepense

Little Barley

Hordeum pusillum

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

Old World Bluestem (Yellow, Plains, King Ranch Bluestem)

Bothriochloa ischaemum

Perennial Threeawn

Aristida spp.

Purpletop

Tridens flavus

Rescuegrass

Bromus catharticus

Scribner's Panicum

Dichanthelium oligosanthes

Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

Silver Bluestem

Bothriochloa laguroides

Sixweeks Fescue

Vulpia octoflora

Splitbeard Bluestem

Andropogon ternarius

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

Western Wheatgrass

Elmyus smithii