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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Grass

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

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  • Reed
    Reed

    Reed, a tall grass that grows in marshy places and in shallow water in sluggish streams and ponds. See more »

  • Rye Grass
    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. See more »

  • Sorghum
    Sorghum

    Sorghum, an economically important grass. It is grown for grain and forage and for the manufacture of syrup, brooms, and brushes. See more »

  • Timothy
    Timothy

    Timothy, or Herd's-grass, a grass that is grown as a hay crop. Timothy is one of the most important grasses produced for hay in the United States. See more »

  • Triticale
    Triticale

    Triticale, a hybrid of rye and wheat, it is a member of the grass family. Like wheat and rye, it is a cereal, or grain. See more »

  • Wheat
    Wheat

    Wheat, a plant of the grass family, and the most widely cultivated food crop in the world. See more »

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