Grasses

 

Order Family Scientific Name Common Name
Commelinales Xyridaceae Xyris jupicai Richard's Yelloweyed Grass
Cyperales Poaceae Agrostis elliottiana Elliott's Bentgrass
Agrostis hyemalis Winter Bentgrass
Agrostis perennans Upland Bentgrass
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bentgrass
Aira caryophyllea Silver Hairgrass
Aira elegans Annual Silver Hairgrass
Alopecurus carolinianus Carolina Foxtail
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow Foxtail
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem
Andropogon gyrans Elliott's Bluestem
Andropogon ternarius Splitbeard Bluestem
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge Bluestem
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernalgrass
Aristida beyrichiana Beyrich Threeawn
Aristida longispica Slimspike Threeawn
Aristida oligantha Prairie Threeawn
Aristida purpurascens Arrowfeather Threeawn
Arrhenatherum elatius Tall Oatgrass
Arthraxon hispidus Small Carpgrass
Arundinaria gigantea Giant Cane
Arundinaria tecta Switch Cane
Arundo donax Giant Reed
Axonopus fissifolius Common Carpetgrass
Bothriochloa laguroides Silver Beardgrass
Brachyelytrum erectum Bearded Shorthusk
Briza minor Little Quakinggrass
Bromus arvensis Field Brome
Bromus carinatus California Brome
Bromus catharticus Rescuegrass
Bromus diandrus Ripgut Brome
Bromus pubescens Hairy Woodland Brome
Bromus racemosus Bald Brome
Bromus secalinus Rye Brome
Bromus tectorum Cheatgrass
Cenchrus spinifex Coastal Sandbur
Chasmanthium latifolium Indian Woodoats
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum Longleaf Woodoats
Chloris virgata Feather Fingergrass
Cinna arundinacea Sweet Woodreed
Cynodon dactylon Bermudagrass
Cynosurus echinatus Bristly Dogstail Grass
Dactylis glomerata Orchardgrass
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Egyptian Grass
Danthonia sericea Downy Danthonia
Danthonia spicata Poverty Oatgrass
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hairgrass
Dichanthelium aciculare Needleleaf Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium acuminatum Tapered Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium boscii Bosc's Panicgrass
Dichanthelium clandestinum Deertongue
Dichanthelium commutatum Variable Panicgrass
Dichanthelium depauperatum Starved Panicgrass
Dichanthelium dichotomum Cypress Panicgrass
Dichanthelium laxiflorum Openflower Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium linearifolium Slimleaf Panicgrass
Dichanthelium oligosanthes Heller's Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium ravenelii Ravenel's Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium scoparium Velvet Panicum
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon Roundseed Panicgrass
Dichanthelium spretum Eaton's Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium villosissimum Whitehair Rosette Grass
Digitaria ciliaris Southern Crabgrass
Digitaria cognata Fall Witchgrass
Digitaria filiformis Slender Crabgrass
Digitaria ischaemum Smooth Crabgrass
Echinochloa colona Jungle Rice
Echinochloa crus-galli Barnyardgrass
Echinochloa walteri Coast Cockspur Grass
Eleusine indica Indian Goosegrass
Elymus riparius Riverbank Wildrye
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wildrye
Eragrostis amabilis Japanese Lovegrass
Eragrostis capillaris Lace Grass
Eragrostis cilianensis Stinkgrass
Eragrostis curvula Weeping Lovegrass
Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass
Eragrostis intermedia Plains Lovegrass
Eragrostis lugens Mourning Lovegrass
Eragrostis pectinacea Tufted Lovegrass
Eragrostis pilosa Indian Lovegrass
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass
Eriochloa acuminata Tapertip Cupgrass
Festuca airoides TuftedFescue
Festuca pratense Meadow Fescue
Festuca rubra Red Fescue
Festuca subverticillata Nodding Fescue
Glyceria septentrionalis Floating Mannagrass
Glyceria striata Fowl Mannagrass
Gymnopogon ambiguus Bearded Skeletongrass
Holcus lanatus Common Velvetgrass
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum Hare Barley
Hordeum pusillum Little Barley
Leersia hexandra Southern Cutgrass
Leersia oryzoides Rice Cutgrass
Leersia virginica Whitegrass
Leptochloa mucronata Mucronate Sprangletop
Lolium perenne Perennial Ryegrass
Lolium temulentum Darnel Ryegrass
Luziola fluitans Southern Watergrass
Melica mutica Twoflower Melicgrass
Microstegium vimineum Nepalese Browntop
Miscanthus sinensis Chinese Silvergrass
Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairawn Muhly
Muhlenbergia schreberi Nimblewill
Panicum anceps Beaked Panicgrass
Panicum capillare Witchgrass
Panicum dichotomiflorum Fall Panicgrass
Panicum flexile Wiry Panicgrass
Panicum hemitomon Maidencane
Panicum philadelphicum Philadelphia Panicgrass
Panicum rigidulum Redtop Panicgrass
Paspalum boscianum Bull Crowngrass
Paspalum dilatatum Dallisgrass
Paspalum distichum Knotgrass
Paspalum laeve Field Paspalum
Paspalum notatum Bahiagrass
Paspalum pubiflorum Hairyseed Paspalum
Paspalum setaceum Thin Paspalum
Paspalum urvillei Vasey's Grass
Phalaris caroliniana Carolina Canarygrass
Phleum pratense Timothy
Phyllostachys aurea Golden Bamboo
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Yellow Grove Bamboo
Phyllostachys nigra Black Bamboo
Phyllostachys pubescens
Phyllostachys viridis
Piptochaetium avenaceum Blackseed Speargrass
Poa annua Annual Bluegrass
Poa arachnifera Texas Bluegrass
Poa autumnalis Autumn Bluegrass
Poa bulbosa Bulbous Bluegrass
Poa chapmaniana Chapman's Bluegrass
Poa compressa Canada Bluegrass
Poa cuspidata Early Bluegrass
Poa pratensis Kentucky Bluegrass
Poa sylvestris Woodland Bluegrass
Polypogon monspeliensis Annual Rabbitsfoot Grass
Saccharum alopecuroidum Silver Plumegrass
Saccharum baldwinii Narrow Plumegrass
Saccharum contortum Sortbeard Plumegrass
Sacciolepis striata American Cupscale
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
Sclerochloa dura Common Hardgrass
Secale cereale Cereal Rye
Setaria faberi Japanese Bristlegrass
Setaria parviflora Marsh Bristlegrass
Setaria pumila Yellow Foxtail
Setaria viridis Green Bristlegrass
Sorghastrum elliottii Slender Indiangrass
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass
Sorghum halepense Johnsongrass
Sphenopholis filiformis Longleaf Wedgescale
Sphenopholis intermedia Slender Wedgescale
Sphenopholis nitida Shiny Wedgescale
Sphenopholis obtusata Prairie Wedgescale
Sphenopholis pensylvanica Swamp Wedgescale
Sporobolus clandestinus Rough Dropseed
Sporobolus indicus Smut Grass
Sporobolus junceus Pineywoods Dropseed
Sporobolus vaginiflorus Poverty Dropseed
Steinchisma hians Gaping Grass
Thinopyrum intermedium Intermediate Wheatgrass
Tridens flavus Purpletop Tridens
Tridens strictus Longspike Tridens
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass
Triticum aestivum Common Wheat
Urochloa ramosa Browntop Millet
Vulpia elliotea Squirreltail Fescue
Vulpia myuros Annual Fescue
Vulpia octoflora Sixweeks Fescue
Zizaniopsis miliacea Giant Cutgrass
Zoysia matrella Manila Grass

 

 

List was compiled March 2013.

Sources of information:

 


Sweeney, P. W. and D. E. Giannasi. 2000. The Vascular Plant Distribution Atlas of Georgia: Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Monocots. (www.plantbio.uga.edu/herbarium/GeorgiaAtlas/; posted June 2007)

 

USDA Plants Database.