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Family Name



  Poaceae

Achnatherum
coronatum

Aegilops
cylindrica *

Agrostis
exarata •
gigantea *
pallens
semiverticillata *
viridis *

Aira
caryophyllea *

Alopecurus
saccatus •

Ammophila
arenaria ssp. arenaria *

Andropogon
glomeratus var. scabriglumis •

Aristida
adscensionis
purpurea var. parishii •

Arundo
donax *

Avena
barbata *
fatua *
sativa *

Bothriochloa
barbinodis

Brachypodium
distachyon *

Briza
minor *

Bromus
arenarius * •
arizonicus * •
berteroanus *
carinatus var. carinatus
catharticus var. catharticus *
diandrus *
hordeaceus *
madritensis *
madritensis ssp. madritensis *
madritensis ssp. rubens *
mollis *
pseudolaevipes
rubens *
sterilis * •
tectorum *
trinii *
trinii var. excelsus * •

Chloris
virgata *

Cortaderia
selloana *

Crypsis
schoenoides *
vaginiflora * •

Cynodon
dactylon *

Cynosurus
echinatus *

Dactylis
glomerata *

Dactyloctenium
aegyptium *

Digitaria
ciliaris var. ciliaris *
ischaemum *

Distichlis
littoralis
spicata

Echinochloa
crus-galli *

Ehrharta
erecta *

Eleusine
indica *

Elymus
caput-medusae *
condensatus
glaucus ssp. glaucus
multisetus •
ponticus *
triticoides ssp. triticoides

Elytrigia
pontica *

Eragrostis
barrelieri *
hypnoides •
mexicana ssp. virescens •
pectinacea var. pectinacea •

Festuca
arundinacea *
bromoides * •
elmeri
microstachys
myuros *
octoflora •
perennis *
temulenta * •

Gastridium
phleoides *
ventricosum *

Hordeum
brachyantherum ssp. californicum •
depressum
intercedens •
marinum ssp. gussoneanum
murinum *
vulgare *

Koeleria
macrantha

Lamarckia
aurea *

Leptochloa
fascicularis
fusca ssp. fascicularis
fusca ssp. uninervia
uninervia

Leymus
condensatus
triticoides

Lolium
arundinaceum *
multiflorum *
perenne *
temulentum * •

Melica
californica
imperfecta

Monanthochloe
littoralis

Muhlenbergia
asperifolia
microsperma
rigens

Nassella
cernua
lepida
pulchra

Oryzopsis
miliacea *

Panicum
capillare •

Parapholis
incurva * •

Paspalum
dilatatum *
distichum * •
vaginatum *

Pennisetum
clandestinum *
setaceum *
villosum *

Phalaris
aquatica *
canariensis * •
minor *
paradoxa *

Piptatherum
miliaceum *

Poa
annua *
bulbosa ssp. vivipara * •
palustris * •
secunda

Polypogon
interruptus *
monspeliensis *
viridis *

Puccinellia
distans *

Schedonorus
arundinaceus *
phoenix *

Schismus
arabicus *
barbatus *

Setaria
adhaerens *
geniculata •
gracilis •
lutescens * •
parviflora •
pumila * •

Sorghum
bicolor *
halepense *

Spartina
foliosa

Stipa
cernua
coronata
lepida
miliacea var. miliacea *
pulchra

Taeniatherum
caput-medusae *

Thinopyrum
ponticum *

Triticum
aestivum *

Vulpia
bromoides * •
microstachys
myuros *
octoflora •







































































































































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Common Name



African pricklegrass *
alkali barley
alkali muhly
annual beard grass *
Annual Bluegrass *
Annual Canary Grass *
annual dogtail *
annual muhly
Annual Quaking Grass *
annual rabbitsfoot grass *
annual ryegrass *
Arabian Schismus *
Arizona Brome *
Australian brome *
Australian Chess *
barley *
Barley, Bobtail
Barley, California
Barley, Dwarf
Barley, Mediterranean
Barley, Wall *
Barnyard Grass *
barren brome *
Beachgrass, European *
Beard Grass, annual *
Beard Grass, Water *
Bearded Bread Wheat *
Bearded Sprangletop
beardgrass
Beardgrass, Ditch *
Beardless Wild Rye
Bentgrass, dune
Bentgrass, giant *
Bentgrass, spike
Bermuda Grass *
Big Squirreltail
Blue Wildrye
Bluegrass, Annual *
Bluegrass, Fowl *
Bluegrass, Sandberg
Bluestem, Cane
Bluestem, Southwestern Bushy
Bobtail Barley
Bristle Grass, Knotroot
Bristly Dogtail Grass *
Brome Fescue *
Brome, Arizona *
Brome, Australian *
Brome, California
Brome, Chilean Chess *
Brome, Downy *
Brome, Foxtail *
Brome, Poverty *
Brome, Rescue Grass *
Brome, Ripgut *
Brome, Soft *
Brome, Woodland
bromegrass *
Bulbous Bluegrass *
bulbous canarygrass *
Bur Bristle Grass *
bushy beardgrass
California Barley
California Brome
California Cord Grass
California meadow barley
California Melic
Canarygrass, Hooded *
Cane Bluestem
Cheat Grass *
Chilean Chess *
chilean love grass
club wheat *
coast fescue
coast range brome
common barley *
Common Mediterranean Grass *
common oats *
compact brome *
Cord Grass, California
Crabgrass, Smooth *
Crabgrass, Southern *
creeping bentgras *
creeping lovegrass
creeping wild rye
crested needlegrass
crimson fountaingrass *
crowfoot grass *
Cultivated Barley *
Cultivated Oat *
Curved Sicklegrass *
Dallis Grass *
Darnel *
Deergrass
Ditch Beardgrass *
ditch rabbitsfoot grass *
downy brome *
Dune Bent Grass
Durban Crowfoot *
Dwarf Barley
Egyptian grass *
Elmer Fescue
European Alkali Grass *
European Beachgrass *
European foxtail fescue *
farmer's foxtail *
Feather Finger Grass *
feather windmill-grass *
Feathertop *
Fescue, Brome *
Fescue, Elmer
Fescue, Rat-tail *
Fescue, Six Weeks
Fescue, Small
Foothill Needlegrass
Fountain Grass *
Fowl Bluegrass *
fowl meadow grass *
foxtail barley *
foxtail brome *
Foxtail Chess *
foxtail chess *
foxtail fescue *
Foxtail, Pacific
Foxtail, Yellow *
giant bentgrass *
giant cane *
giant needlegrass
Giant Reed *
giant ricegrass
giant rye
giant ryegrass
Giant Stipa
Giant Wild Rye
Goatgrass, Jointed *
Goldentop *
Goosegrass, India *
grain sorghum *
Grass, Annual Bluegrass *
Grass, Annual Canarygrass *
Grass, Annual Quaking *
Grass, Arabian Schismus *
Grass, Arizona Brome *
Grass, Australian Chess *
Grass, Barnyard *
Grass, Bearded Bread Wheat *
Grass, Bearded Sprangletop
Grass, Beardless Wild Rye
Grass, Bermuda *
Grass, Big Squirreltail
Grass, Blue Wildrye
Grass, Bobtail Barley
Grass, Bristly Dogtail *
Grass, Brome Fescue *
Grass, Bulbous Bluegrass *
Grass, Bur Bristlegrass *
Grass, California Barley
Grass, California Brome
Grass, California Cord
Grass, California Melic
Grass, Cheat *
Grass, Chilean Chess *
Grass, Common Barley *
Grass, Common Mediterranean *
Grass, Cultivated Oats *
Grass, Curved Sicklegrass *
Grass, Dallis *
Grass, Darnel *
Grass, Deergrass
Grass, Ditch Beardgrass *
Grass, Dune Bentgrass
Grass, Dwarf Barley
Grass, Egyptian *
Grass, Elmer Fescue
Grass, European Alkali *
Grass, European Beachgrass *
Grass, Feather Finger *
Grass, Feathertop *
Grass, Foothill Needlegrass
Grass, Fountain *
Grass, Fowl Bluegrass *
Grass, Foxtail *
Grass, Foxtail Chess *
Grass, Giant Bentgrass *
Grass, Giant Reed *
Grass, Giant Stipa
Grass, Giant Wild Rye
Grass, Goldentop *
Grass, Harding *
Grass, Johnson *
Grass, Kikuyu *
Grass, Knot *
Grass, Knotroot Bristle
Grass, Little California Melica
Grass, Littleseed Muhly
Grass, Mediterranean Barley
Grass, Mediterranean Lovegrass *
Grass, Medusahead *
Grass, Mexican lovegrass
Grass, Mexican Sprangletop
Grass, Modest Pricklegrass *
Grass, Nit *
Grass, Nodding Needlegrass
Grass, Orchard *
Grass, Pacific Foxtail
Grass, Panic Veldtgrass *
Grass, Parish Three-awn
Grass, Poverty Brome *
Grass, Prairie Junegrass
Grass, Purple Falsebrome *
Grass, Purple Needlegrass
Grass, Rabbitsfoot *
Grass, Rat-tail Fescue *
Grass, Redtop *
Grass, Rescue Grass *
Grass, Ripgut *
Grass, Salt
Grass, Sandberg Bluegrass
Grass, Scratch
Grass, Seashore Paspalum *
Grass, Silver Hair *
Grass, Six-week Three-awn
Grass, Sixweeks
Grass, Slender Wild Oats *
Grass, Small Fescue
Grass, Smilo *
Grass, Smilo *
Grass, Smooth Crabgrass *
Grass, Soft Brome *
Grass, Sorghum *
Grass, Southern Crabgrass *
Grass, Southwestern Bushy Bluestem
Grass, Spike Bentgrass
Grass, Swamp Prickle *
Grass, Tall Fescue *
Grass, Tall Wheat *
Grass, Teal Lovegrass
Grass, Tufted Lovegrass
Grass, Uruguayan Pampas *
Grass, Wall Barley *
Grass, Water Beardgrass *
Grass, Wild Oats *
Grass, Witch Grass
Grass, Woodland Brome
Grass, Yellow Foxtail *
great brome *
green bentgrass *
Harding Grass *
hedgehog dogtail grass *
Hooded Canarygrass *
India Goosegrass *
Italian ryegrass *
Johnson Grass *
Jointed Goatgrass *
Junegrass, Prairie
Kikuyu Grass *
Knot Grass *
Knotroot Bristle Grass
Lesser Canarygrass *
lesser quakinggrass *
little barley
Little California Melica
little quakinggrass *
little rattlesnake grass *
littleseed canarygrass *
Littleseed Muhly
Lovegrass, Mexican
Lovegrass, Teal
Lovegrass, Tufted
low barley
Madrid brome *
Meadow Grass, Fowl *
Mediterranean Barley
Mediterranean canarygrass *
Mediterranean Lovegrass *
Medusahead *
Mexican lovegrass
Mexican Sprangletop
millet mountain rice *
milo *
Modest Prickle Grass *
mountain brome
mouse barley *
Needlegrass, Foothill
Needlegrass, Nodding
Needlegrass, Purple
Nit Grass *
Nodding Needlegrass
Oats, Slender Wild *
Oats, Wild *
Old Han Schismus *
one-sided blue grass
Orchard Grass *
Orcutt's eragrostis
pacific blue grass
Pacific fescue
Pacific Foxtail
pacific meadow foxtail
pampas grass *
Panic Veldtgrass *
Parish Three-awn
Perennial Ryegrass *
pigeongrass *
pine bluegrass
Poverty Brome *
Prairie Junegrass
Pricklegrass, Modest *
Purple Falsebrome *
Purple Needlegrass
purple stipa
purple threeawn
purple tussockgrass
Rabbitsfoot Grass *
Rabbitsfoot grass, annual *
Rabbitsfoot grass, ditch *
Rat-tail Fescue *
rattail sixweeks grass *
Red Brome *
Redtop *
Rescue Grass *
rice grass *
Ripgut Grass *
ripgut grass *
roughglume bushy bluestem
rush wheat grass *
Ryegrass, Perennial *
Salt Grass
sand brome *
Sandberg Bluegrass
Schismus *
Scratch Grass
seashore bentgrass
Seashore Paspalum *
shiver grass *
Shoregrass
silver aira *
silver European hairgrass *
Silver Hair Grass *
silvery hairgrass *
six weeks fescue *
six weeks fescue
Six-week Three-awn
Sixweeks Grass
slender fescue
Slender Wild Oats *
Small Fescue
small flowered needlegrass
small flowered stipa
smallflower tussockgrass
Smilo Grass *
smooth barley *
Smooth Crab grass *
Soft Brome *
soft chess *
Sorghum *
southern chinook brome
Southern Crab grass *
Southwestern Bushy Bluestem
Spanish brome *
Spike Bent Grass
spike redtop
Sprangletop, Bearded
Sprangletop, Mexican
Squirreltail, Big
sterile brome *
Stipa, Giant
Sudan grass *
Swamp Prickle Grass *
Tall Fescue *
Tall Wheat Grass *
tares *
Teal Lovegrass
thingrass
thompsongrass *
Three-awn, Parish's
Three-awn, Six-week
tropical barbed bristlegrass *
Tufted Lovegrass
upright veldt grass *
Uruguayan Pampas Grass *
valley wild rye
vernal barley
Wall Barley *
Water Beardgrass *
water bent *
watergrass *
weeping alkaligrass *
wheat *
Wheat Grass, Tall *
Wild Oats *
Wild Rye, Beardless
Wild Rye, Giant
Wildrye, Blue
Witch Grass
Woodland Brome
Yellow Foxtail *

Scientific Name



Achnatherum
coronatum

Aegilops
cylindrica *

Agrostis
exarata •
gigantea *
pallens
semiverticillata *
viridis *

Aira
caryophyllea *

Alopecurus
saccatus •

Ammophila
arenaria ssp. arenaria *

Andropogon
glomeratus var. scabriglumis •

Aristida
adscensionis
purpurea var. parishii •

Arundo
donax *

Avena
barbata *
fatua *
sativa *

Bothriochloa
barbinodis

Brachypodium
distachyon *

Briza
minor *

Bromus
arenarius * •
arizonicus * •
berteroanus *
carinatus var. carinatus
catharticus var. catharticus *
diandrus *
hordeaceus *
madritensis *
madritensis ssp. madritensis *
madritensis ssp. rubens *
mollis *
pseudolaevipes
rubens *
sterilis * •
tectorum *
trinii *
trinii var. excelsus * •

Chloris
virgata *

Cortaderia
selloana *

Crypsis
schoenoides *
vaginiflora * •

Cynodon
dactylon *

Cynosurus
echinatus *

Dactylis
glomerata *

Dactyloctenium
aegyptium *

Digitaria
ciliaris var. ciliaris *
ischaemum *

Distichlis
littoralis
spicata

Echinochloa
crus-galli *

Ehrharta
erecta *

Eleusine
indica *

Elymus
caput-medusae *
condensatus
glaucus ssp. glaucus
multisetus •
ponticus *
triticoides ssp. triticoides

Elytrigia
pontica *

Eragrostis
barrelieri *
hypnoides •
mexicana ssp. virescens •
pectinacea var. pectinacea •

Festuca
arundinacea *
bromoides * •
elmeri
microstachys
myuros *
octoflora •
perennis *
temulenta * •

Gastridium
phleoides *
ventricosum *

Hordeum
brachyantherum ssp. californicum •
depressum
intercedens •
marinum ssp. gussoneanum
murinum *
vulgare *

Koeleria
macrantha

Lamarckia
aurea *

Leptochloa
fascicularis
fusca ssp. fascicularis
fusca ssp. uninervia
uninervia

Leymus
condensatus
triticoides

Lolium
arundinaceum *
multiflorum *
perenne *
temulentum * •

Melica
californica
imperfecta

Monanthochloe
littoralis

Muhlenbergia
asperifolia
microsperma
rigens

Nassella
cernua
lepida
pulchra

Oryzopsis
miliacea *

Panicum
capillare •

Parapholis
incurva * •

Paspalum
dilatatum *
distichum * •
vaginatum *

Pennisetum
clandestinum *
setaceum *
villosum *

Phalaris
aquatica *
canariensis * •
minor *
paradoxa *

Piptatherum
miliaceum *

Poa
annua *
bulbosa ssp. vivipara * •
palustris * •
secunda

Polypogon
interruptus *
monspeliensis *
viridis *

Puccinellia
distans *

Schedonorus
arundinaceus *
phoenix *

Schismus
arabicus *
barbatus *

Setaria
adhaerens *
geniculata •
gracilis •
lutescens * •
parviflora •
pumila * •

Sorghum
bicolor *
halepense *

Spartina
foliosa

Stipa
cernua
coronata
lepida
miliacea var. miliacea *
pulchra

Taeniatherum
caput-medusae *

Thinopyrum
ponticum *

Triticum
aestivum *

Vulpia
bromoides * •
microstachys
myuros *
octoflora •