Grasses in California
Grasses have been extremely important in California, with its rolling grass-covered hills and the green-to-gold seasonal cycle of many native grasses. This convenient pocket guide surveys the range and provides identification keys for the common introduced and native grasses.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
PARTS OF THE GRASS PLANT
USES OF GRASSES
A KEY TO THE GRASS GENERA
DESCRIPTION OF THE GENERA
THE COLLECTION OF GRASSES
abundant Agrostis Annual apex appressed areas awnless barbs basal base Bentgrass blades flat bracts branches bristles Brome Bromus bunchgrasses California callus Central Valley common commonly County crop Crypsis culms dense stands Densely tufted developed disturbed soils ditches Elymus Eragrostis erect fertile floret Fescue Festuca florets foliage foothills forage grass genera Genus glabrous glumes grain grain-producing grazing animals habitats Hairgrass hairlike hairs hairy Hordeum inflorescence Introduced from Europe irrigated lemma lemma awn less ligule livestock low elevations lower margin maturity meadows Melica meters tall mountains Native naturalized nodes occurs ordinarily palea panicles panicles open Panicum pastures pedicels perennial Phalaris tuberosa plant pubescent purplish racemes rachilla rachis rangelands readily rhizomatous rhizomes scabrous Schismus seed sheaths short short-hairy Sierra Nevada slender slopes smooth sometimes southern California species spike spikelets spikelike stems sterile florets Stipa stolons summer throughout California tufted perennial upper usually weed wide Wildrye