GRASSES

Grasses are shallow-rooted perennials that have long, narrow leaves with veins running parallel to their length. Grasses, which are often herbs, typically grow in large masses, though some grasses, like bamboo, are large and woody.
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Rye Grass

Rye Grass, a group of annual and perennial grasses of the Old World. Rye grasses have flat, shiny, dark-green or blue-green leaves.

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  • Everyday Science: Wheat Quiz

    Everyday Science: Wheat Quiz

    As Earth's population continues to rise, wheat plays an increasingly essential role in making sure everyone gets enough to eat. You can find cultivated wheat fields and dishes across the globe. It's time to put your wheat knowledge to the test. See more »

  • How Wheat Works

    How Wheat Works

    Ten-tier wedding cakes, bagels slathered with cream cheese and slim, crusty baguettes -- we owe them all to wheat. What's the story behind this ancient, ubiquitous food crop? See more »

  • Bamboo

    Bamboo

    Bamboo, a woody plant of the grass family. There are about 1,000 species of bamboos. See more »

  • Barley

    Barley

    Barley, a cultivated cereal grass. Barley is used chiefly in making malt (used for making beer) and as feed for farm animals. See more »

  • Bermuda Grass

    Bermuda Grass

    Bermuda Grass (also called Bahama Grass), a tropical pasture grass, planted for lawns in warm regions. See more »

  • Can grass seed grow on a lava rock as well as it can grow on soil?

    Can grass seed grow on a lava rock as well as it can grow on soil?

    Grass seed can grow just about anywhere, just as long as they have plenty of water and nutrients. Can grass grow on lava rocks as well as it can on soil, though? Find out the answer to this question in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

  • Corn

    Corn

    Corn, as the term is used in the United States, a cereal plant of the grass family, producing its grain in husk-covered ears. See more »

  • Grass

    Grass

    Grass, the most useful family of plants. There are more than 5,000 kinds of grasses. See more »

  • How can the grass on the greens at a golf course be so perfect?

    How can the grass on the greens at a golf course be so perfect?

    How can the grass on the greens at a golf course be so perfect? What are they doing that's different from a normal lawn? Could my lawn look like this? See more »

  • Millet

    Millet

    Millet, the name of several quick-growing, small-seeded cereal and forage grasses, mostly annuals. See more »

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