Poaceae

(po-AY-see-ee)
– a family in the Poales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 152 not-too-obscure plants that are in the Grass Family:

  • Agrostis gigantea [Pooideae]  (Redtop) [intro]
  • Andropogon gerardii [Panicoideae]  (Big Bluestem) [CC5]
  • Andropogon virginicus [Panicoideae]  (Broomsedge) [CC2]
  • Aristida oligantha [Aristoideae]  (Prairie Three-Awn) [CC1]
  • Bouteloua curtipendula [Chloridoideae]  (Side Oats Grama) [CC7]
  • Bromus inermis [Pooideae]  (Smooth Brome) [intro]
  • Bromus pubescens [Pooideae]  (Hairy Woodland Brome) [CC5]
  • Cenchrus longispinus [Panicoideae]  (Mat Sandbur) [CC0]
  • Chasmanthium latifolium [Panicoideae]  (Inland Oats) [CC4]
  • Cinna arundinacea [Pooideae]  (Sweet Woodreed) [CC7]
  • Danthonia spicata [Danthonioideae]  (Poverty Oatgrass) [CC3]
  • Diarrhena obovata [Pooideae]  (Beak Grass) [CC6]
  • Dichanthelium acuminatum [Panicoideae]  (Tapered Rosette Grass) [CC]
  • Dichanthelium boscii [Panicoideae]  (Bosc’s Panic Grass) [CC5]
  • Dichanthelium clandestinum [Panicoideae]  (Deer Tongue Grass) [CC4]
  • Dichanthelium latifolium [Panicoideae]  (Broadleaf Rosette Grass) [CC7]
  • Dichanthelium oligosanthes [Panicoideae]  (Heller’s Rosette Grass) [CC4]
  • Digitaria ischaemum [Panicoideae]  (Smooth Crabgrass) [intro]
  • Digitaria sanguinalis [Panicoideae]  (Common Crabgrass) [intro]
  • Echinochloa crus-galli [Panicoideae]  (Barnyard Grass) [intro]
  • Echinochloa muricata [Panicoideae]  (Barnyard Grass) [CC2]
  • Eleusine indica [Chloridoideae]  (Indian Goosegrass) [intro]
  • Elymus canadensis [Pooideae]  (Canada Wild Rye) [CC5]
  • Elymus glabriflorus [Pooideae]  (Southeastern Wildrye) [CC4]
  • Elymus hystrix [Pooideae]  (Bottlebrush Grass) [CC4]
  • Elymus repens [Pooideae]  (Quackgrass) [intro]
  • Elymus villosus [Pooideae]  (Hairy Wildrye) [CC4]
  • Elymus virginicus [Pooideae]  (Virginia Wild Rye) [CC5]
  • Eragrostis spectabilis [Chloridoideae]  (Purple Lovegrass) [CC3]
  • Festuca arundinacea [Pooideae]  (Tall Fescue) [intro]
  • Hordeum jubatum [Pooideae]  (Squirreltail Barley) [CC0]
  • Hordeum pusillum [Pooideae]  (Little Barley) [CC0]
  • Koeleria macrantha [Pooideae]  (June Grass) [CC6]
  • Leersia oryzoides [Oryzoideae]  (Rice Cutgrass) [CC3]
  • Leersia virginica [Oryzoideae]  (White Grass) [CC4]
  • Leptochloa panicea [Chloridoideae]  (Mucronate Sprangletop) [CC3]
  • Microstegium vimineum [Panicoideae]  (Japanese Stiltgrass) [intro]
  • Muhlenbergia schreberi [Chloridoideae]  (Nimblewill) [CC0]
  • Muhlenbergia sobolifera [Chloridoideae]  (Muhly Grass) [CC4]
  • Panicum anceps [Panicoideae]  (Beaked Panic Grass) [CC3]
  • Panicum capillare [Panicoideae]  (Witchgrass) [CC0]
  • Panicum dichotomiflorum [Panicoideae]  (Fall Panicum) [CC0]
  • Panicum philadelphicum [Panicoideae]  (Philadelphia Panicgrass) [CC4]
  • Panicum virgatum [Panicoideae]  (Switchgrass) [CC4]
  • Paspalum setaceum [Panicoideae]  (Thin Paspalum) [CC3]
  • Phalaris arundinacea [Pooideae]  (Reed Canary Grass) [intro]
  • Phleum pratense [Pooideae]  (Timothy) [intro]
  • Poa canadensis [Pooideae]  (Canada Bluegrass) [CC]
  • Poa pratensis [Pooideae]  (Kentucky Bluegrass) [intro]
  • Schizachyrium scoparium [Panicoideae]  (Little Bluestem) [CC5]
  • Setaria faberi [Panicoideae]  (Giant Foxtail) [intro]
  • Setaria parviflora [Panicoideae]  (Marsh Bristlegrass) [CC4]
  • Setaria pumila [Panicoideae]  (Yellow Foxtail) [intro]
  • Setaria viridis [Panicoideae]  (Green Foxtail) [intro]
  • Sorghastrum nutans [Panicoideae]  (Indiangrass) [CC4]
  • Sorghum halepense [Panicoideae]  (Johnsongrass) [intro]
  • Spartina pectinata [Chloridoideae]  (Prairie Cordgrass) [CC5]
  • Sporobolus heterolepis [Chloridoideae]  (Prairie Dropseed) [CC6]
  • Tridens flavus [Chloridoideae]  (Purpletop) [CC1]
  • Tripsacum dactyloides [Panicoideae]  (Gama Grass) [CC5]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism