Grass Species at LLELA

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

U

Bushy Bluestem

Andropogon glomeratus

C

Threeawn

Aristida purpurea

C

Wild Oat

Avena fatua

C*

King Ranch Bluestem

Bothriochloa ischaemum

A*

Silver Bluestem

Bothriochloa laguroides

C

Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

U

Little Quaking Grass

Briza minor

C*

Rescuegrass

Bromus catharticus

C*

Japanese Brome

Bromus japonicas

C*

Cherokee Sedge

Carex cherokeensis

C

Coastal Sandbur

Cenchrus spinifex

U

Feather Fingergrass

Chloris virgata

C

Bermudagrass

Cynodon dactylon

C

Flatsedge

Cyperus acuminatus

C

Globe Flatsedge

Cyperus echinatus

U

Redroot Flatsedge

Cyperus erythrorhizos

C

Chufa

Cyperus esculentus

U

Fragrant Flatsedge

Cyperus odoratus

C

Bearded Flatsedge

Cyperus squarrosus

U

Southern Crabgrass

Digitaria ciliaris

C*

Barnyard Grass

Echinochloa crus-galli

C*

Needle Spikerush

Eleocharis acicularis

C

Flatstem Spikerush

Eleocharis palustris

C

Dwarf Spikerush

Eleocharis parvula

C

Squarestem Spikerush

Eleocharis quadrangulata

C

Canada Wild Rye

Elymus canadensis

C

Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus

C

Mediterranean Lovegrass

Eragrostis barrelieri

C*

Stinkgrass

Eragrostis cilianensis

U

Little Barley

Hordeum pusillum

C

Common Rush

Juncus effusus

U

Ringseed Rush

Juncus filipendulus

C

Red Sprangletop

Leptochloa mucronata

U

Rye Grass

Lolium perenne

C*

Witchgrass

Panicum capillare

U

Scribner’s Panicum

Panicum oligosanthes

U

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

C

Dallis Grass

Paspalum dilitatum

C*

Western Wheatgrass

Pascopyrum smithii

C

Wild Canary Grass

Phalaris caroliniana

U

Texas Blue Grass

Poa arachnifera

U

Rabbit’s Foot Grass

Polypogon monspeliensis

C*

Horned Beak-rush

Rhynchospora corniculata

U

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium

U

Softstem Bulrush

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

C

Yellow Bristle Grass

Setaria pumila

C*

Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans

U

Johnson Grass

Sorghum halepense

A*

Dropseed

Sporobolus composites

A

Smutgrass

Sporobolus indicus

C*

White Tridens

Tridens albescens

C

Eastern Gamma Grass

Tripsacum dactyloides

U

Browntop Signal Grass

Urochloa fasciculate

U

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental
  • * - Non-native, introduced species