Prairie Grasses: Index of Common Names

 
      
 
 
 Index of common names of grasses
Common NameBotanical Name
barley
foxtailHordeum jubatum L.
wildHordeum jubatum L.
bent, creepingAgrostis stolonifera L. var. major Farw.
bluejointAgropyron smithii Rydb.
bluestem
bigAndropogon gerardii Vitman
littleAndropogon scoparius Michx.
brome
CaliforniaBromus marginatus Nees
downyBromus tectorum L.
fringedBromus ciliatus L.
northern awnlessBromus pumpellianus Scribn.
smoothBromus inermis Leyss.
chess, downyBromus tectorum L.
cock's-footDactylis glomerata L
darnel, PersianLolium persicum Boiss. & Hohen.
dropseed
prairieSporobolus heterolepis (A. Gray) A. Gray
sandSporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray
fescue
bluebunchFestuca idahoensis Elmer
meadowFestuca elatior L. var. pratensis A. Gray
plains roughFestuca hallii (Vasey) Piper
redFestuca rubra L.
roughFestuca campestris Rydb.
sheepFestuca ovina L.
six-weeksFestuca octoflora Walt.
foxtail
greenSetaria viridis (L.) Beauv.
meadowAlopecurus pratensis L.
short-awnedAlopecurus aequalis Sobol.
yellowSetaria glauca (L.) Beauv.
grama
blueBouteloua gracilis (H.B.K.) Lag. ex Steud.
side-oatBouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.
grass
alkaliDistichlis stricta (Torr.) Rydb.
alkali cordSpartina gracilis Trin.
annual bluePoa annua L.
annual meadowPoa annua L.
awned wheatAgropyron subsecundum (Link) Hitchc.
barnyardEchinochloa crusgalli (L.) Beauv.
bluebunch wheatAgropyron spicatum (Pursh) Scribn. & Smith
brookCatabrosa aquatica (L.) Beauv.
Canada bluePoa compressa L.
Canadian riceOryzopsis canadensis (Poir.) Torr.
canaryPhalaris canariensis  L.
Canby bluePoa canbyi (Scribn.) Piper
canePhragmites communis Trin.
common spearStipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
couchAgropyron repens (L.) Beauv.
crested wheatAgropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn.
Cusick bluePoa cusickii Vasey
desert saltDistichlis stricta (Torr.) Rydb.
dwarf oatDanthonia unispicata (Thurb.) Munro ex Macoun
early bluePoa cusickii Vasey
false buffaloMunroa squarrosa (Nutt.) Torr.
flyawayAgrostis scabra Willd.
fowl bluePoa palustris L.
fowl mannaGlyceria striata (Lain.) Hitchc.
glaucous bluePoa glaucifolia Scribn. & Will.
green needleStipa viridula Trin.
green stipaStipa viridula Trin. cultivar
hairAgrostis scabra Willd.
Hooker's oatHelictotrichon hookeri (Scribn.) Henr.
IndianSorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash
Indian riceOryzopsis hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Picker
intermediate wheatAgropyron intermedium (Host) Beauv.
JuneKoeleria gracilis Pers.
Kentucky bluePoa pratensis L.
low spearPoa annua L.
lymeElymus virginicus L.
marsh reedCalamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) Beauv.
narrow reedCalamagrostis neglecta (Ehrh.) Gaertn. Mey. & Schreb.
northern reedCalamagrostis inexpansa A. Gray
northern riceOryzopsis pungens (Torr.) Hitchc.
northern wheatAgropyron dasystachyum (Hook.) Scribn.
Nuttall's alkaliPuccinellia nuttalliana (Schultes) Hitchc.
one-spike oatDanthonia unispicata (Thurb.) Munro ex Macoun
orchardDactylis glomerata L.
Parry oatDanthonia parryi Scribn.
perennial ryeLolium perenne L.
pineCalamagrostis rubescens Buckl.
plains reedCalamagrostis montanensis Scribn.
porcupineStipa spartea Trin.
poverty oatDanthonia spicata (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
prairie cordSpartina pectinata Link
prairie wedgeSphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn.
purple oatSchizachne purpurascens (Torr.) Swallen
quackAgropyron repens (L.) Beauv.
reed canaryPhalaris arundinacea L.
Richardson's needleStipa richardsonii Link
rough bluePoa trivialis L.
rough hairAgrostis scabra Wild.
rough-stalked meadowPoa trivialis L.
saltDistichlis stricta (Torr.) Rydb.
Sandberg's bluePoa sandbergii Vasey
sand reedCalamovilfa longifolia (Hook.) Scribn.
scotchScolochloa festucacea (Willd.) Link
scratchMuhlenbergia asperifolia (Nees & Mey.) Parodi
slender wheatAgropyron trachycaulum (Link) Malte
slender woodCinna latifolia (Trev.) Griseb.
sloughBeckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) Fern.
sweetHierochloe odorata (L.) Beauv.
switchPanicum virgatum L.
tall mannaGlyceria grandis S. Wats.
tall wheatAgropyron elongatum (Host) Beauv.
thatchScolochloa festucacea (Willd.) Link
tickleAgrostis scabra Willd.
timber oatDanthonia intermedia Vasey
tufted hairDeschampsia caespitosa (L.) Beauv.
tumbleSchedonnardus paniculatus (Nutt.) Trel.
western ryeAgropyron trachycaulum (Link) Malte
western wheatAgropyron smithii Rydb.
white-grained
mountain rice
Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx.
wild oatDanthonia intermedia Vasey
witchPanicum capillare L.
muhly
marshMuhlenbergia racemosa (Michx.) B.S.P.
matMuhlenbergia richardsonis (Trin.) Rydb.
prairieMuhlenbergia cuspidata (Torr.) Rydb.
needle-and-threadStipa comata Trin. & Rupr.
redtopAgrostis stolonifera L.
reed, commonPhragmites communis Trin.
rye
Altai wildElymus angustus Trin.
blue wildElymus glaucus Buckl.
Canada wildElymus canadensis L.
giant wildElymus cinereus Scribn. & Merr.
hairy wildElymus innovatus Beal
Macoun's wildAgrohordeum macounii (Vasey) Lepage
nodding wildElymus canadensis L.
Russian wildElymus junceus Fisch.
tufted wildAgrohordeum macounii (Vasey) Lepage
Virginia wildElymus virginicus L.
spangletopScolochloa festucacea (Willd.) Link
squirreltailSitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J. G. Smith
three-awn. redAristida longiseta Steud.
timothyPhleum pratense L.
alpinePhleum alpinum L.
trisetum, spikeTrisetum spicatum (L.) Richt.
 
 
 
 

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Prairie Grasses: How to Identify a Grass
Prairie Grasses: Index of Latin Names
Prairie Grasses: Index of Common Names - Current Document
 
 
 
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