Plants of the family Gramineae characterized by rounded, hollow or pithy jointed stems (culms), and narrow sheathing leaves with parallel veins. The leaves alternate on two sides of the stem. The junction of the blade and sheath often bears an erect fringe of hairs (ligules) and sometimes also earlike projections (auricles). Flowers are borne in reduced spikes (spikelets).  Note: The list below are more common types.  Visit USDA's Plant Database to learn more.   

Annual Bluegrass

Autumn Bluegrass

Barnyard Grass

Big Bluestem


Broadleaf Uniola

Broad-leaf Witchgrass


Bur Bristle Grass

Canada Bluegrass

Canada Brome

Canada Manna Grass

Canada Wildrye

Carolina Foxtail

Common Reed

Deer Tongue

Dudley Brome

Earleaf Brome

Eastern Gamagrass

Faber Bristlegrass

Field Paspalum

Florida Paspalum

Forest Muhly

Fowl Mannagrass

Foxtail Barley

Foxtail Bristle Grass

Fringed Brome

Gattinger Panic Grass

Giant Cane

Hairy Crabgrass

India Goosegrass

Indian Grass

Japanese Brome

Kentucky Bluegrass

Knotroot Bristle Grass

Little Barley

Little Bluestem

Meadow Fescue

Mexican Muhly

Mouse Foxtail


Nodding Fescue

Nuttall’s Small-reedgrass

Orchard Grass

Perennial Bentgrass

Prairie Cordgrass

Prairie Wedgegrass

Purple Lovegrass

Quack grass

Red Fescue

Red Meadowgrass


Redtop Panicum

Reed Canarygrass

Rice Cutgrass

Riverbank Wild-rye

Rough Bluegrass

Spreading Bentgrass

Stout Woodreed

Switch grass

Tall Fescue

Tea Lovegrass

Variable Witchgrass

Virginia Wildrye


Wild Millet

Winter Bentgrass

Wire-stem Muhly


Woodland Bluegrass

Wooly Panicum

Yellow Foxtail

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