Poaceae
(THE GRASS FAMILY)
Biota of North America Program
Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Working Group
see the U.S. Checklist for an updated version of this system
Standardized nomenclature following © John T. Kartesz. 1996. Revision: A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. The Biota of North America Program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden . This listing features updates (1996) of BONAP nomenclature, use of common names derived from BONAP data, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service data on endangered/threatened taxa, and information on Texas taxa taken from a database developed from Stephan L. Hatch, Kancheepuram N. Gandhi, and Larry E. Brown. 1990. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Texas (now in the process of data proofing and 'refining' data merger procedures).
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Achnatherum Beauv.

X Achnella Barkworth

Aegilops L. - GOAT GRASS

Aegopogon Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. - FRAGILE GRASS

X Agropogon Fourn.

Agropyron Gaertn. - WHEAT GRASS

Agrostis L. - BENT

Aira L. - SILVER HAIR GRASS

Allolepis Söderstrom & Decker - TEXAS-SALT

Alopecurus L. - MEADOW-FOXTAIL

Ammophila Host - BEACH GRASS

Ampelodesmos Link - MAURITANIAN GRASS

Amphibromus Nees - WALLABY GRASS

Amphicarpum Kunth - GOOBER GRASS

Andropogon L. - BLUESTEM

Anthaenantia Beauv. - SILKYSCALE

Anthephora Schreb. - OLDFIELD GRASS

Anthoxanthum L. - SWEET VERNAL GRASS

Apera Adans. - SILKY-BENT

Apluda L.

Arctagrostis Griseb. - ARCTIC-BENT

Arctophila Rupr. ex Anderss. - PENDANT GRASS

Aristida L. - THREE-AWN

Arrhenatherum Beauv. - TALL OAT GRASS

Arthraxon Beauv. - CARP GRASS

Arthrostylidium Rupr. - CLIMBING BAMBOO

Arundinaria Michx. - GIANT CANE

Arundinella Raddi - RABO-DE-GATO

Arundo L. - GIANT-REED

Avena L. - OAT

Axonopus Beauv. - CARPET GRASS

Bambusa Schreb. - BAMBOO

Beckmannia Host - SLOUGH GRASS

Blepharidachne Hack. - DESERT GRASS

Blepharoneuron Nash - PINE-DROPSEED

Bothriochloa Kuntze - BEARD GRASS

Bouteloua Lag. - GRAMA

Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. - SIGNAL GRASS

Brachyelytrum Beauv. - SHORTHUSK

Brachypodium Beauv. - FALSE BROME

Briza L. - QUAKING GRASS

Bromus L. - BROME

Buchloe Engelm. - BUFFALO GRASS

Calamagrostis Adans. - REED GRASS

Calamovilfa (Gray) Hack. ex Scribn. & Southworth - SAND-REED

Catabrosa Beauv. - WHORL GRASS

Cathestecum J. Presl - FALSE GRAMA

Cenchrus L. - SANDBURR

Chasmanthium Link - WOOD-OATS

Chloris Sw. - WINDMILL GRASS

Chrysopogon Trin. - FALSE BEARD GRASS

Chusquea Kunth - WOODY BAMBOO

Cinna L. - WOOD-REED

Cladoraphis Franch. - BRISTLY-LOVE GRASS

Coix L. - JOB'S-TEARS

Coleanthus Seidel - MOSS GRASS

Coridochloa Nees - SUMMER GRASS

Cortaderia Stapf - PAMPAS GRASS

Corynephorus Beauv. - CLUB-AWN GRASS

Cottea Kunth - COTTA GRASS

Crypsis Ait. - PRICKLE GRASS

Ctenium Panzer - TOOTHACHE GRASS

Cutandia Willk. - MEMPHIS GRASS

Cymbopogon Spreng. - LEMON GRASS

Cynodon L.C. Rich. - BERMUDA GRASS AND DOG'S-TOOTH GRASS

Cynosurus L. - DOG'S-TAIL GRASS

Dactylis L. - ORCHARD GRASS

Dactyloctenium Willd. - CROW'S-FOOT GRASS

Danthonia DC. - WILD OAT GRASS

Dasypyrum (Coss. & Durieu) T. Dur. - MOSQUITO GRASS

Dendrocalamus Nees - GIANT BAMBOO

Deschampsia Beauv. - HAIR GRASS

Desmazeria Dumort. - FERN GRASS

Diarrhena Beauv. - BEAKGRAIN

Dichanthelium (A.S. Hitchc. & Chase) Gould - ROSETTE GRASS

Dichanthium Willem. - BLUESTEM

Dichelachne Endl. - CLOVEN-FOOT-PLUME GRASS

Diectomis Kunth - FOLDED-LEAF GRASS

Digitaria Haller - CRAB GRASS

Dinebra Jacq. - VIPER GRASS

Dissanthelium Trin. - CATALINA GRASS

Dissochondrus (Hbd.) Kuntze - FALSE BRISTLE GRASS

Distichlis Raf. - SALT GRASS

X Dupoa J. Cayouette & S.J. Darbyshire

Dupontia R. Br. - TUNDRA GRASS

Echinochloa Beauv. - BARNYARD GRASS AND COCK'S-SPUR GRASS

Ehrharta Thunb. - VELDT GRASS

Eleusine Gaertn. - GOOSE GRASS

X Elyhordeum Mansf. ex Zizin & Petrowa

X Elyleymus Baum

Elymus L. - BOTTLE-BRUSH GRASS AND WILD RYE

Elyonurus Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. - BALSAMSCALE

Elytrigia Desv. - QUACK GRASS

Enneapogon Desv. ex Beauv. - FEATHER PAPPUS GRASS

Enteropogon Nees - UMBRELLA GRASS

Eragrostis von Wolf - LOVE GRASS

Eremochloa Buse - CENTIPEDE GRASS

Eremopoa Rosh. - SIBERIAN GRASS

Eremopyrum (Ledeb.) Jaubert & Spach - FALSE WHEAT GRASS

Eriochloa Kunth - CUP GRASS

Eriochrysis Beauv. - MOCO-DE-PAVO

Erioneuron Nash - WOOLLY GRASS

Euclasta Franch. - MOCK BLUESTEM

Eustachys Desv. - FINGER GRASS

Festuca L. - FESCUE

Fingerhuthia Nees - ZULU-FESCUE

Garnotia Brongn. - LAWN GRASS

Gastridium Beauv. - NIT GRASS

Gaudinia Beauv.

Glyceria R. Br. - MANNA GRASS

Gymnopogon Beauv. - SKELETON GRASS

Gynerium Willd. ex Beauv. - WILD CANE

Hainardia W. Greuter - BARB GRASS

Helictotrichon Bess. ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes - ALPINE OAT GRASS

Hemarthria R. Br. - AFRICAN JOINT GRASS

Hesperostipa (Elias) Barkworth

Heteropogon Pers. - TANGLEHEAD

Hierochloe R. Br. - SWEET GRASS

Hilaria Kunth - CURLY-MESQUITE AND GALLETA

Holcus L. - VELVET GRASS

Hordeum L. - BARLEY

Hymenachne Beauv. - TROMPETILLA

Hyparrhenia Anderss. ex Fourn. - THATCHING GRASS

Hypogynium Nees - WEST INDIAN-BLUESTEM

Ichnanthus Beauv. - BED GRASS

Imperata Cirillo - SATINTAIL

Isachne R. Br. - BLOOD GRASS

Ischaemum L. - DUCK-BEAK GRASS AND MURAINA GRASS

Ixophorus Schlechter - MEXICAN GRASS

Koeleria Pers. - KOELER'S GRASS

Lagurus L. - HARE'S-TAIL GRASS

Lamarckia Moench - GOLDEN-TOP GRASS

Lasiacis (Griseb.) A.S. Hitchc. - TRIBISEE

Leersia Sw. - CUT GRASS

Leptochloa Beauv. - SPRANGLETOP

Leptochloopsis Yates - LIMESTONE GRASS

Leptocoryphium Nees - LANILLA

Lepturus R. Br. - THINTAIL

Leymus Hochst. - LYME GRASS

Limnodea L.H. Dewey - OZARK GRASS

Lithachne Beauv. - DIENTE-DE-PERRO

Lolium L. - RYE GRASS

Luziola Juss. - WATER GRASS

Lycurus Kunth - WOLF'S-TAIL

Melica L. - MELIC GRASS

Melinis Beauv. - MOLASSES GRASS

Mibora Adans. - SAND GRASS

Microchloa R. Br. - SMALL GRASS

Microstegium Nees - BROWNTOP

Milium L. - MILLET GRASS

Miscanthus Anderss. - SILVER GRASS

Mnesithea Kunth

Molinia Schrank - MOOR GRASS

Monanthochloe Engelm. - SHORE GRASS

Monroa Torr. - FALSE BUFFALO GRASS

Muhlenbergia Schreb. - MUHLY

Nardus L. - DOORMAT GRASS

Nassella (Trin.) Desv. - TUSSOCK GRASS

Neostapfia Burtt-Davy - COLUSA GRASS

Neyraudia Hook. f. - SILK-REED

Olyra L. - CARRYCILLO

Opizia J. Presl - ACAPULCO GRASS

Oplismenus Beauv. - BASKET GRASS AND MOUNTAIN GRASS

Orcuttia Vasey - ORCUTT GRASS

Oryza L. - RICE

Oryzopsis Michx. - MOUNTAIN-RICE GRASS

Panicum L. - PANIC GRASS

Pappophorum Schreb. - PAPPUS GRASS

Parapholis C.E. Hubbard - SICKLE GRASS

Pascopyrum A. Löve - WESTERN-WHEAT GRASS

Paspalidium Stapf - WATER CROWN GRASS

Paspalum L. - CROWN GRASS

Pennisetum L.C. Rich. ex Pers. - FEATHER GRASS AND FOUNTAIN GRASS

Phalaris L. - CANARY GRASS

Phanopyrum (Raf.) Nash - SAVANNAH-PANIC GRASS

Pharus L. - STALK GRASS

Phippsia (Trin.) R. Br. - ICE GRASS

Phleum L. - TIMOTHY

Phragmites Adans. - REED

Phyllostachys Sieb. & Zucc. - GOLDEN BAMBOO AND TIMBER BAMBOO

Piptatherum Beauv. - SMILO GRASS

Piptochaetium J. Presl - SPEAR GRASS

Pleuraphis Torr.

Pleuropogon R. Br. - FALSE SEMAPHORE GRASS

Poa L. - BLUE GRASS

Polypogon Desf. - RABBIT'S-FOOT GRASS

Polytrias Hack. - JAVANESE GRASS

Psathyrostachys Nevski - RUSSIAN-WILD RYE

X Pseudelymus Barkworth & Dewey

Pseudoroegneria (Nevski) A. Löve - BLUEBUNCH-WHEAT GRASS

Pseudosasa Makino ex Nakai - ARROW BAMBOO

Ptilagrostis Griseb. - FALSE NEEDLE GRASS

Puccinellia Parl. - ALKALI GRASS

X Pucciphippsia Tzvelev

Redfieldia Vasey - BLOWOUT GRASS

Reimarochloa A.S. Hitchc. - REIMAR GRASS

Rhynchelytrum Nees - NATAL GRASS

Rostraria Trin. - JUNE GRASS

Rottboellia L. f. - ITCH GRASS

Saccharum L. - PLUME GRASS AND SUGAR-CANE

Sacciolepis Nash - CUPSCALE AND GLENWOOD GRASS

Sasa Makino & Shib.

Schedonnardus Steud. - TUMBLE GRASS

Schismus Beauv. - MEDITERRANEAN GRASS

Schizachne Hack. - FALSE MELIC GRASS

Schizachyrium Nees - FALSE BLUESTEM

Schizostachyum Nees - POLYNESIAN-'OHE

Sclerochloa Beauv. - HARD GRASS

Scleropogon Phil. - BURRO GRASS

Scolochloa Link - RIVER GRASS

Scribneria Hack. - SCRIBNER'S GRASS

Secale L. - RYE

Setaria Beauv. - BRISTLE GRASS

Sinocalamus McClure - HEMP BAMBOO

Sorghastrum Nash - INDIAN GRASS

Sorghum Moench - COLUMBUS GRASS

Spartina Schreb. - CORD GRASS

Sphenopholis Scribn. - WEDGESCALE

Sporobolus R. Br. - DROPSEED

Steinchisma Raf. - GAPING GRASS

Stenotaphrum Trin. - ST. ANGUSTINE GRASS

Swallenia Söderstrom & Decker - DUNE GRASS

Taeniatherum Nevski - MEDUSA-HEAD

Themeda Forsk. - CHRISTMAS GRASS

Thuarea Pers. - KUROIWA GRASS

Torreyochloa Church - FALSE MANNA GRASS

Trachypogon Nees - CRINKLE-AWN GRASS

Tragus Haller - BURR GRASS

Trichoneura Anderss. - SILVEUS' GRASS

Tridens Roemer & J.A. Schultes - FLUFF GRASS

Triplasis Beauv. - SAND GRASS

Tripogon Roemer & J.A. Schultes - FIVE-MINUTE GRASS

Tripsacum L. - MOCK GRAMA

Trisetum Pers. - FALSE OAT

Triticum L. - WHEAT

Tuctoria J. Reeder - SPIRAL GRASS

Uniola L. - SEA-OATS

Urochloa Beauv. - LIVERSEED GRASS

Vahlodea Fries - ARCTIC-HAIR GRASS

Vaseyochloa A.S. Hitchc. - TEXAS GRASS

Ventenata Koel. - VENTENATA

Vetiveria Bory - VETIVER

Vulpia K.C. Gmel. - SIX-WEEKS GRASS

Willkommia Hack. - WILLKOMMIA

Zea L. - CORN

Zizania L. - WILD RICE

Zizaniopsis Doell & Aschers. - MARSH-MILLET

Zoysia Willd. - TEMPLE GRASS


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