Grasses (Family Poaceae) of Orange County, California

of Orange County, California and nearby places

Compiled by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
*, exotic species; +, listed species; Grass Biology. Glossary


* Creeping Bentgrass,
Agrostis stolonifera


Bushy Bluestem,
Andropogon glomeratus

* Giant Reed,
Arundo donax

* Slender Wild Oat,
Avena barbata

* Common Wild Oat,
Avena fatua

Silver Beard Grass, Bothriochloa
laguroides subsp. torreyana

* Purple False Brome,
Brachypodium distachyon

* Ripgut Brome,
Bromus diandrus

* Soft Brome,
Bromus hordeaceus

* Compact Brome,
Bromus madritensis

Red Brome,
Bromus rubens

Fire reedgrass,
Calamagrostis densa

Southern Sandspur,
Cenchrus echinatus

Spiny Burr Grass,
Cenchrus longispinus

* Pampas Grass,
Cortaderia selloana

* Swamp Pricklegrass,
Crypsis schoenoides

* Bermuda Grass,
Cynodon dactylon

* Bristly Dogtail Grass,
Cynosurus echinatus

* Smooth Crabgrass,
Digitaria ischaemum

Shore grass,
Distichlis littoralis

Saltgrass,
Distichlis spicata

* Jungle Rice,
Echinochloa colona

Barnyard Grass,
Echinochloa crus-galli

* Perennial Veldtgrass,
Ehrharta calycina

* Panic Veldtgrass,
Ehrharta erecta

* Indian goosegrass,
Eleusine indica

Giant Wild Rye,
Elymus condensatus

Blue Wild Rye,
Elymus glaucus

Alkali Rye,
Elymus triticoides

Small fescue,
Festuca microstachys

Rattail Fescue,
Festuca myuros

* Italian Ryegrass,
Festuca perennis

Bobtail barley,
Hordeum intercedens

Hare Barley,
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum

* Common Barley,
Hordeum vulgare

* Goldentop Grass,
Lamarckia aurea

Rice Cutgrass,
Leersia oryzoides

* Italian ryegrass,
Lolium multiflorum

Smallflower melic,
Melica imperfecta

* Natal Grass,
Melinis repens

Littleseed Muhly,
Muhlenbergia microsperma

Deergrass,
Muhlenbergia rigens

Purple Needle Grass,
Nasella pulchra

* Curved Sicklegrass,
Parapholis incurva

Dallisgrass,
Paspalum dilatatum

Knotgrass,
Paspalum distichum

* Seashore Paspalum,
Paspalum vaginatum

* Buffelgrass,
Pennisetum ciliare

* Kikuyu Grass,
Pennisetum clandestinum

* Fountain Grass,
Pennisetum setaceum

* Feathertop Grass,
Pennisetum villosum

Bulbous Canarygrass,
Phalaris aquatica

* Littleseed Canary Grass,
Phalaris minor

Annual Bluegrass,
Poa annua

Annual Beard Grass,
Polypogon monspeliensis

Common Reed,
Phragmites australis

* Water Beard Grass,
Polypogon viridis

* Mediterranean Grass,
Schismus barbatus

Marsh Bristlegrass,
Setaria parviflora

* Yellow Foxtail,
Setaria pumila

* Sorghum,
Sorghum bicolor

California cordgrass,
Spartina foliosa

Alkali sacaton,
Sporobolus airoides

St. Augustine grass,
Stenotaphrum secundatum

Crested Needle Grass,
Stipa coronata

Smilo grass,
Stipa miliacea var. miliacea

Mexican Feathergrass,
Stipa tenuissima
     
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