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Grasses

Below are some of the common grasses that can be found in the prairie in the Abbey Arboretum. For an extensive list of grasses that may be found in the Abbey Arboretum, see the prairie plant lists on the Prairie Plant page.

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
Canada Bluegrass (Poa compressa)
Canada Bluegrass (Poa compressa)
Faber's Foxtail (Setaria faberii)
Faber's Foxtail (Setaria faberii)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis subsp. pratensis)
Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis subsp. pratensis)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)
Nodding Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis var. canadensis)
Nodding Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis var. canadensis)
Porcupine Grass (Hesperostipa spartea)
Porcupine Grass (Hesperostipa spartea)
Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)
Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)
Quackgrass (Elymus repens)
Quackgrass (Elymus repens)
Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)
Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)
Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis)
Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
Timothy (Phleum pratense subsp. pratense)
Timothy (Phleum pratense subsp. pratense)