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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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.

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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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