Grass Identification

These drawings are helpful in learning the structure and parts of grasses and their seeds:

Structure of Grasses

Types of Inflorescence

Florets & Spikelets

Gould, Frank W. Grasses of Southwestern United States. 1973. The University of Arizona Press: Tucson, Arizona.


This informational sheet helps identify grass seeds from the family Poaceae (old family name was Gramineae):

Poaceae Seed Identification Sheet

Martin, Alexander C and William D Barkley. Seed Identification Manual. 2000. The Blackburn Press: Caldwell, New Jersey.

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