Plants of Hawaii

Poaceae (Grass family)


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Agrostis sandwicensis (bentgrass)

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Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass)

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Aira caryophyllea (silver hairgrass)

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Andropogon bicornis (barbas de indio)

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Andropogon glomeratus (bushy bluestem)

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Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus (bushy bluestem)

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Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge)

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Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernalgrass)

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Arrhenatherum elatius (arrhenatherum)

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Arundo donax (giant reed)

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Avena sativa (oat)

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Axonopus compressus (wide-leaved carpetgrass)

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Axonopus fissifolius (narrow-leaved carpetgrass)

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Bambusa glaucophylla (dwarf Malay bamboo)

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Bambusa lako (Timor black bamoo)

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Bambusa multiplex (hedge bamboo)

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Bambusa oldhamii (giant timber bamboo, Oldham's bamboo, old hamii)

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Bambusa textilis (weaver's bamboo)

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Bambusa ventricosa (buddha belly bamboo)

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Bambusa vulgaris (common bamboo, giant yellow clumping bamboo)

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Bothriochloa barbinodis (fuzzy top)

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Bothriochloa bladhii (airport grass)

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Bothriochloa laguroides (beardgrass)

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Bothriochloa pertusa (pitted beardgrass)

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Bothriochloa sp. (beardgrass)

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Briza maxima (big quaking grass)

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Briza minor (little quaking grass)

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Bromus catharticus (rescue grass)

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Bromus diandrus (ripgut grass)

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Bromus hordeaceus (soft chess)

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Bromus rubens (red brome)

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Bromus sp. (bromus)

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Bromus tectorum (cheat grass)

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Buchloe dactyloides (buffalo grass)

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Calamagrostis expansa (reedgrass)

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Cenchrus advena (purple fountain grass, foreign fountain grass)

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Cenchrus agrimonioides var. agrimonioides (kamanomano)

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Cenchrus ciliaris (buffel grass)

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Cenchrus clandestinus (Kikuyu grass)

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Cenchrus echinatus (sandbur)

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Cenchrus polystachios (blue buffel grass)

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Cenchrus purpureus (cane grass, elephant grass, napier grass)

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Cenchrus purpureus x americanus (Pearl millet x dwarf napier)

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Cenchrus purpureus x glaucum (pearl millet x banagrass hybrid)

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Cenchrus setaceus (fountain grass)

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Cenchrus setigerus (cenchrus)

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Cenchrus sp. (unknown cenchrus grass)

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Cenchrus tribuloides (sanddune sandbur)

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Chloris barbata (swollen fingergrass)

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Chloris gayana (Rhodes grass)

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Chloris radiata (radiate fingergrass)

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Chloris sp. (fingergrass)

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Chloris virgata (Feather fingergrass)

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Chrysopogon aciculatus (manienie ula, golden beardgrass)

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Chrysopogon zizanioides (vetiver grass)

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Coix lachryma-jobi (Job's tears)

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Cortaderia jubata (pampas grass)

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Cortaderia selloana (pampas grass)

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Cortaderia sp. (pampas grass)

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Cymbopogon citratus (lemon grass)

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Cymbopogon refractus (barbwire grass)

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Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass)

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Cynodon nlemfuensis (African Bermudagrass)

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Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot)

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Dactyloctenium aegyptium (beach wiregrass)

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Dendrocalamus asper (giant bamboo)

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Deschampsia nubigena (hairgrass)

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Dichanthium aristatum (Angleton bluestem)

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Dichelachne crinita (dichelachne)

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Digitaria abyssinica (African couchgrass, Abyssinian finger grass)

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Digitaria ciliaris (Henry's crab grass)

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Digitaria eriantha (pangola grass)

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Digitaria insularis (sourgrass)

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Digitaria setigera (kukae puaa)

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Digitaria sp. (crab grass)

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Distichlis spicata (distichlis, saltgrass)

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Echinochloa colona (jungle-rice)

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Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass)

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Ehrharta calycina (perennial veldt grass)

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Ehrharta erecta (panic veldt grass, ehrharta, Lamarck's ehrharta)

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Ehrharta stipoides (meadow rice grass)

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Eleusine indica (wire grass)

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Eragrostis amabilis (love grass)

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Eragrostis atropioides (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis brownei (sheepgrass)

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Eragrostis cilianensis (stink grass)

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Eragrostis curvula (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis deflexa (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis grandis (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis monticola (kalamalo)

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Eragrostis paupera (dwarf eragrostis)

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Eragrostis pectinacea (Carolina love grass)

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Eragrostis sp. (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis superba (Wilmann love grass)

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Eragrostis unioloides (eragrostis)

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Eragrostis variabilis (emoloa, kawelu)

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Eriochloa procera (tropical cupgrass)

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Eustachys petraea (pinewoods fingergrass)

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Festuca bromoides (brome fescue)

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Festuca glauca (blue fescue)

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Festuca myuros (rat tail fescue)

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Festuca rubra (red fescue)

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Festuca sp. (fescue)

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Gastridium ventricosum (nit grass)

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Gigantochloa atroviolacea (tropical black bamboo, Java black)

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Gigantochloa atter (bamboo)

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Gigantochloa sp. (Malay dwarf bamboo)

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Guadua angustifolia (Columbian thorny bamboo)

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Hemarthria altissima (limpo grass, swamp couch, red swamp grass)

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Heteropogon contortus (pili, pili grass)

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Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire fog)

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Hyparrhenia dregeana (silky thatching grass)

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Hyparrhenia rufa (thatching grass)

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Hyparrhenia sp. (thatching grass)

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Isachne distichophylla (ohe)

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Ischaemum byrone (ischaemum)

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Lachnagrostis filiformis (heupueo)

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Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia (sprangletop)

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Lepturus repens (lepturus)

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Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass)

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Lolium sp. (rye grass)

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Megathyrsus maximus (Guinea grass)

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Melinis minutiflora (molasses grass)

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Melinis repens (Natal red top)

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Nassella tenuissima (Mexican feather grass)

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Nastus elatus (nastus bamboo)

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Oplismenus hirtellus (basketgrass, bamboo grass)

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Oryza sp. (rice)

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Otatea acuminata subsp. aztecorum (Mexican weeping bamboo)

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Panicum antidotale (giant panic grass)

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Panicum bambastii (blue panic grass)

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Panicum coloratum (kleingrass)

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Panicum fauriei (panicum)

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Panicum fauriei var. carteri (panicum)

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Panicum fauriei var. fauriei (panicum)

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Panicum fauriei var. latius (panicum)

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Panicum hillebrandianum (dicanthelium)

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Panicum konaense (panicum)

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Panicum nephelophilum (konakona)

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Panicum pellitum (panicum)

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Panicum repens (torpedo grass)

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Panicum sp. (panicum)

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Panicum tenuifolium (mountain pili)

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Panicum torridum (konakona)

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Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)

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Panicum xerophilum (konakona)

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Paspalum atratum (atra paspalum)

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Paspalum conjugatum (Hilo grass)

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Paspalum dilatatum (dallis grass)

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Paspalum fimbriatum (fimbriate paspalum, Panama paspalum, Columbia grass)

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Paspalum mandiocanum var. mandiocanum (broad leaf paspalum)

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Paspalum notatum (bahia grass)

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Paspalum plicatulum (brownseed paspalum)

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Paspalum scrobiculatum (ricegrass)

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Paspalum setaceum (paspalum)

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Paspalum sp. (paspalum)

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Paspalum urvillei (vasey grass)

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Paspalum vaginatum (seashore paspalum)

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Phalaris aquatica (bulbous canary grass)

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Phleum pratense (phleum)

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Phragmites australis (common reed)

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Phyllostachys nigra (black bamboo)

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Poa annua (annual bluegrass)

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Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

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Polypogon interruptus (ditch polypogon)

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Polypogon monspeliensis (Annual beard grass, Rabbitfoot grass)

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Polypogon sp. (polypogon)

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Rytidosperma pilosum (rytidosperma)

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Rytidosperma semiannulare (rytidosperma)

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Rytidosperma sp. (rytidosperma)

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Saccharum officinarum (ko, sugarcane)

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Saccharum sp. (cane)

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Saccharum spontaneum (wild sugarcane)

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Sacciolepis indica (Glenwood grass)

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Schedonorus arundinaceus (festuca)

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Schizachyrium condensatum (tufted beardgrass)

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Schizostachyum brachycladum (sacred Bali bamboo)

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Setaria palmifolia (palmgrass)

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Setaria parviflora (yellow foxtail)

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Setaria sphacelata (African bristle grass)

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Setaria sphacelata var. anceps (golden millet)

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Setaria verticillata (bristly foxtail)

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Sorghum bicolor (sorghum)

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Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass)

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Sorghum sp. (sorghum)

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Sporobolus diandrus (Indian dropseed)

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Sporobolus elongatus (rat tail grass)

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Sporobolus indicus (smutgrass)

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Sporobolus pyramidatus (dropseed)

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Sporobolus sp. (dropseed)

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Sporobolus virginicus (akiaki)

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Stenotaphrum secundatum (St. Augustine grass, centipede grass)

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Tragus berteronianus (bur grass)

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Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass)

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Trisetum glomeratum (pili uka)

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Trisetum inaequale (trisetum)

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Triticum aestivum (bread wheat)

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Unknown bamboo (unknown bamboo)

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Unknown poaceae (unknown grass)

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Urochloa brizantha (palisade grass)

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Urochloa decumbens (signal grass)

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Urochloa humidicola (creeping signal grass, koronivia grass)

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Urochloa mutica (California grass, para grass)

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Urochloa plantaginea (brachiaria)

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Zea mays (corn)

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Zizania latifolia (Manchurian rice grass)

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Zoysia sp. (zoysia grass)

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