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Poaceae (Grass) Family

formerly Gramineae

Leaf sheath generally open and ligule (appendage at top of leaf sheath) usually present; stems round or flat, usually hollow between nodes, and jointed.

Annual Bluegrass
Poa annua

Cynodon dactylon

Creeping Bentgrass
Agrostis palustris

Giant Foxtail
Setaria faberi

Elusine indica

Green Foxtail
Setaria viridis

Large Crabgrass
Digitaria sanguinalis


Muhlenbergia schreberi

Dactylis glomerata

Elytrigia repens

Rough Bluegrass
Poa trivialis

Smooth Crabgrass
Digitaria ischaemum

Tall Fescue
Festuca arudinacea

Yellow Foxtail
Setaria glauca

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