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More than you probably really wanted to know about grasses-

grass

A short lesson in Latin!      And, this is only a partial list!!

GRAMINEAE - GRASS FAMILY

Several of these are weeds!  Be careful what you choose!


Agropyron repens (L.) Beauv. QUACK GRASS   Try to keep this out of the garden!
Agrostis alba L. REDTOP
Agrostis scabra Willd. ROUGH BENT GRASS
Andropogon gerardii Vitman. BIG BLUESTEM
Andropogon scoparius Michx. LITTLE BLUESTEM
Aristida basiramea Engelm. FORKED TRIPLE-AWNED GRASS
Aristida tuberculosa Nutt. SEA-BEACH TRIPLE-AWNED GRASS
Avena sativa L. OATS
Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr. SIDE-OATS GRAMA
Bouteloua hirsuta Lag. HAIRY GRAMA   you could make a joke here....
Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb.) Beauv. BEARDED SHORT-HUSK
Bromus ciliatus L. FRINGED BROME GRASS
Bromus inermis Leyss. HUNGARIAN BROME GRASS
Bromus kalmii A. Gray. KALM'S CHESS
Bromus tectorum L. DOWNY BROME GRASS
Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) Nutt. BLUE-JOINT GRASS
Calamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray. BOG REED GRASS
Calamovilfa longifolia (Hooker) Scribn. LONG-LEAVED REED GRASS
Cenchrus longispinus (Hackel) Fernald. SANDBUR OUCH!!
Cinna latifolia (Trin.) Griseb. SLENDER WOOD REED GRASS
Danthonia spicata (L.) Beauv. COMMON WILD OAT GRASS
Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl. SMALL CRAB GRASS   Try to keep this out of the lawn!
Echinochloa pungens (Poir.) Rydb. BRISTLEY BARNYARD GRASS
Elymus canadensis L. NODDING WILD RYE
Eragrostis megastachya (Koeler) . HAIR LOVE GRASS
Eragrostis pectinacea (Michx.) Nees.
Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud. PURPLE LOVE GRASS
Festuca octoflora Walt. SLENDER FESCUE GRASS
Festuca ovina L. SHEEP'S FESCUE GRASS
Festuca rubra L. RED FESCUE GRASS
Festuca saximontana Rydb. ROCKY MOUNTAIN FESCUE GRASS
Glyceria borealis (Nash.) BATCHELDER NORTHERN MANNA GRASS
Glyceria canadensis (Michx.) Trin. RATTLESNAKE GRASS   Doesn't bite.
Glyceria grandis S. Wats. REED MEADOW GRASS
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc. NERVED MANNA GRASS
Hierochloe odorata (L.) Wahlenb HOLY GRASS
Hordeum jubatum L. SQUIRREL-TAIL GRASS
Hordeum vulgare L. BARLEY
Koeleria cristata (L.) Pers. CRESTED HAIR GRASS
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Swartz. RICE CUT GRASS
Lolium multiflorum Lam. ITALIAN RYE GRASS
Muhlenbergia glomerata (Willd.) Trin. SWAMP SATIN GRASS
Muhlenbergia glomerata (Willd.) Trin. var. cinnoides (Link) F. J. Herm. INTERRUPTED SWAMP SATIN GRASS
Muhlenbergia mexicana (L.) Trin. MEXICAN SATIN GRASS
Muhlenbergia racemosa (Michx.) B. S. P. WILD TIMOTHY
Muhlenbergia sylvatica Torr. WOODLAND SATIN GRASS
Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx. ROUGH-LEAVED MOUNTAIN-RICE
Oryzopsis racemosa (J. E. Smith) Ricker. BLACK-FRUITED MOUNTAIN-RICE
Panicum boreale Nash. NORTHERN PANIC GRASS
Panicum capillare L. WITCH GRASS
Panicum lanuginosum Ell. var. fasciculatum (Torr.) Fernald. HAIRY PANIC GRASS
Panicum oligosanthes Schultes. var. Scribnerianum (Nash) Fernald. SCRIBNER'S PANIC GRASS
Panicum perlongum Nash. LONG-STALKED PANIC GRASS
Panicum praecocious Hitchc. & Chase. EARLY-BRANCHING PANIC GRASS
Panicum vilosissimum Nash. var. pseudopubescens (Nash) Fernald. APPRESSED WHITE-HAlRED PANIC GRASS
Panicum virgatum L. SWITCH GRASS
Panicum xanthophysum A. Gray. SLENDER PANIC GRASS
Paspalum stramineum Nash. STRAW-COLORED PASPALUM
Phalaris arundinacea L. REED CANARY GRASS
Phleum pratense L. TIMOTHY
Phragmites communis Trin. var. Berlandieri (Fournier) Fernald. COMMON REED GRASS
Poa annua L. ANNUAL BLUE GRASS
Poa compressa L. CANADA BLUE GRASS
Poa palustris L. FOWL MEADOW GRASS
Poa pratensis L. JUNE GRASS, KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS
Poa pratensis L. var. angustifolia (L.) Sm. LAWN BLUE GRASS
Schizachne purpurascens (Torr.) Swallen. FALSE MELIC GRASS
Secal cereale L. RYE
Setaria lutescens (Weigel) F. T. Hubb. YELLOW PIGEON GRASS
Setaria viridis (L.) Beauv. GREEN FOXTAIL   Weed!
Sorghastrum nutans (L.) INDIAN GRASS
Spartina pectinata Link. PRAIRIE CORD GRASS
Sphenopholis intermedia (Rydb.) Rydb. SLENDER WEDGE GRASS
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray. SAND DROP-SEED
Sporobolus heterolepis A. Gray. NORTHERN DROP-SEED
Stipa spartea Trin. PORCUPINE GRASS
Zizania aquatica L. var. angustifolia Hitchc. NARROW-LEAVED WILD RICE

 

Some Ornamental Grass Growth Habits

By no means a complete list of all ornamental grasses!

Name Foliage Foliage Flower Flower Exposure Moisture Habit of
  Height Color Height Color     Growth
               
Blue Fescue; Festuca ovina 1' " 1 1/2' " " " "
Blue Lyme Grass; Elymus glaucus 3' Blue-green 4 1/2 " Sun Moderate "
Blue Oat Grass; Helictotrichon sempervirens 2' Blue, Blue-green 4' Buff Full Sun Well Drained "
Eulalia Grass; Miscanthus sacchariflorus 4-6' " 5-7'

White mid-summer in to winter

Sun to 1/2 day Wet to moderate Highly rhizomatic 6-12'annual spread
Feather Reed Grass; Calamagrostis arundinacea brachyticha 3' Green, Green-yellow 4' Green to buff Sun Moderate to wet but restricted Rhizomatic
Giant Mischanthus; Mischanthus floridulus 10' Deep green 11-12' White turning buff Full Sun Dry to wet Large Clump
Maiden Grass; Miscanthus sinensis "Gracillimus" 6' Medium green white mid 8' Burgundy-(Buff in Winter) Full Sun/Half Sun Moderate to Wet Clump Mass
Morning Light Grass; Miscanthus sinensis "Morning Light" 3-4' Green w/3 white stripes 4-5' " " " "
Northern Sea Oats; Chasmanthium latifolium 3 1/2' Medium green 4-4 1/2' Green turning buff Tolerates Shade Dry to moderate Self Seeds
Porcupine Grass; Miscanthus sinensis "Stricta" 6' " 7' " " " "
Ribbon Grass; Phalaris arundinacea picta 3' Green and white 4' " Sun/Shade Moist Rhizomatic
Showy Wood Rush; Luzula nivea 2' White 1' Green Shade Moist Slow rhizomatic
Silver Grass; Miscanthus sinensis "Variegatus" 5' Green and white 6' " " " "
Tufted Hair Grass; caespitosa 2' Medium green 3 1/2 Yellow-white Full Sun to 1/2 day " Clump semi-evergreen
Zebra Grass, Miscenthus sinensis "Zebrinus" 7' Green w/yellow bands 8' " (Same as above) " " "