April 08, 2009

Grass Sheet Collection

In the Garden Guides' information sheets for grasses section you will find pages full of information about individual grasses. Each page includes information on various uses of the grass, a detailed description of the grass, information on how the grass is adapted to different climates, how to grow the grass, and how to manage and upkeep the grass. To explore our grasses information sheets select a type of grass from the options below.
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Image Name Habitat
American Beachgrass - Ammophila breviligulata Salt Water Shorelines
Fresh Water Aquatic (pond, lake, river)
Bermudagrass - Cynodon dactylon Dry sites. Ruderal areas, disturbed areas. Escaped from cultivation. Native to Africa.
Big Bluestem - Andropogon gerardii Dunes, dry prairies, jack pine/oak forests
Big Sacaton - Sporobolus wrightii F
Billion-Dollar Grass - Echinochloa frumentacea In cultivations and naturalized in wet grassland.
Bitter Panicgrass - Panicum amarum chiefly tropical, though a few are hardy enough for outdoor cultivation, and easy to grow in ordinary garden soils.
Blue Grama - Bouteloua gracilis Prairie,Meadow,Field
Pseudoroegneria spicata F
Argemone albiflora ssp disturbed areas, along fence rows and railroad tracks, on hills and slopes, and in overgrazed pastures and old fields.
Broadleaf Arrowhead - Sagittaria latifolia Ditches, ponds, lakes and swampy areas
Calamus - Acorus calamus North Temperate and subtropical regions upto 2200m altitude in Himalayas.
Canada Wildrye - Elymus canadensis Bottoms, mesic to dry upland forests, prairie edges, streambanks, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Caucasian Bluestem - Bothriochloa bladhii Upland prairies, glades, dry bluff ledges, railroads, roadsides.
Cereal Rye - Secale cereale F
Crested Wheatgrass - Agropyron cristatum F
Deergrass - Muhlenbergia rigens F
Desert Wheatgrass - Agropyron desertorum F
Eastern Gamagrass - Tripsacum dactyloides Upland prairies, glades, savannas, margins of mesic to dry upland woods, roadsides, railroads, disturbed sites.
Florida Paspalum - Paspalum floridanum Moist depressions of upland prairies, low prairies, swamps, fens, streambanks, sinkhole ponds, lakes, sloughs, pastures, cultivated areas, old fields, ditches, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Gulf Cordgrass - Spartina spartinae F
Indiangrass - Sorghastrum nutans F
Intermediate Wheatgrass - Thinopyrum intermedium F
Italian Ryegrass - Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum F
Kentucky Bluegrass - Poa pratensis Fields, meadows, lawns, glades, open woods, river banks, waste ground.
Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium Dunes, dry prairies, jack pine/oak forests
Mexican Teosinte - Zea mexicana F
Northern Sweetgrass - Hierochloe hirta ssp. arctica F
Orchardgrass - Dactylis glomerata Fields, waste ground, roadsides, fence rows, wooded thickets.
Perennial Ryegrass - Lolium perenne F
Plains Bristlegrass - Setaria vulpiseta Margins of mesic upland woods, upland prairies, streambanks, pond margins, pastures, fields, lawns, cultivated areas, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Prairie Cordgrass - Spartina pectinata F
Purpletop Tridens - Tridens flavus F
Red Fescue - Festuca rubra F
Redtop - Agrostis gigantea F
Reed Canarygrass - Phalaris arundinacea F
Sainfoin - Onobrychis viciifolia Mesic to dry fields, clearings, roadsides and waste places
Saltmeadow Cordgrass - Spartina patens F
Sand Bluestem - Andropogon hallii F
Sandberg Bluegrass - Poa secunda Streambanks, bottoms, upland forests, pond margins, pastures, crop fields, fallow fields, gardens, lawns, roadsides, railroads, disturbed sites.
Siberian Wheatgrass - Agropyron fragile F
Sideoats Grama - Bouteloua curtipendula Glades, upland prairies, savannas, rocky openings of forests, roadsides, railroads. On calcareous soils
Slender Wheatgrass - Elymus trachycaulus Bottoms, mesic to dry upland forests, prairie edges, streambanks, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Smooth Cordgrass - Spartina alterniflora F
Snake River Wheatgrass - Elymus wawawaiensis Bottoms, mesic to dry upland forests, prairie edges, streambanks, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Sweetgrass - Hierochloe odorata F
Switchgrass - Panicum virgatum Mesic to dry upland forests, shaded bluffs.
Tall Oatgrass - Arrhenatherum elatius F
Tanglehead - Heteropogon contortus Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs
Texas Cupgrass - Eriochloa sericea Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodlands edge, Opening
Thin Paspalum - Paspalum setaceum Moist depressions of upland prairies, low prairies, swamps, fens, streambanks, sinkhole ponds, lakes, sloughs, pastures, cultivated areas, old fields, ditches, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Threeflower Melicgrass - Melica nitens Found in full sun or semi-shade of dry rocky woods, dry clearings, dry to
mesic prairies
Timothy - Phleum pratense Upland prairies, pond margins, streambanks, pastures, cultivated fields, ditches, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Virginia Wildrye - Elymus virginicus Bottoms, dry upland forests, upland prairies, glades, bluff edges, streambanks, gravel bars, pastures, old fields, roadsides, railroads
Weeping Lovegrass - Eragrostis curvula Streambanks, glades, fields, pastures, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.
Western Wheatgrass - Pascopyrum smithii Woodland (35-60% cover)
Prairie/Meadow/Field

source:http://www.missouriplants.com/Grasses/Grasses_page1.html
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ERSE5
http://www.plantaxa.com
http://www.ibiblio.org

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