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An At-A-Glance Guide to Grasses
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Grasses are an often over-looked aspect of nature, but a closer peek reveals some
fascinating diversity, beautiful colours and fragile designs.

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Aveneae - Oat Tribe
Silver Hairgrass, Aira Caryophyllea
Tall Oat Grass, Arrhenatherum elatius
Velvet Grass, Holcus lanatus
Silver Hairgrass,
Aira Caryophyllea
Tall Oat Grass, Arrhenatherum elatius
Velvet Grass, 
Holcus lanatus
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Festuceae - Fescue Tribe
Semaphore Grass, Pleuropogon refractus
Bulbous Bluegrass, Poa bulbosa
Annual Bluegrass, Poa annua
Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis
Orchard Grass, Dactylis glomerata
Semaphore Grass, Pleuropogon refractus
Bulbous Bluegrass,
Poa bulbosa
Annual Bluegrass,
Poa annua
Kentucky Bluegrass,
Poa pratensis
Orchard Grass, 
Dactylis glomerata
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Bald Brome, Bromus racemosus
Soft Brome, Bromus hordeaceus
California Brome, Bromus carinatus
Bristly Dogtail Grass, Cynosurus echinatus
Crinkle-awn Fescue, Festuca subuliflora
Bald Brome,
Bromus racemosus
Soft Brome,
Bromus hordeaceus
California Brome,
Bromus carinatus
Bristly Dogtail Grass, Cynosurus echinatus
Crinkle-awn Fescue, Festuca subuliflora
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Rocky Mountain Fescue, Festuca ovina
Alaska Onion Grass, Melica subulata
Cheat Grass, Bromus tectorum
Reed Meadow Grass, Glyceria maxima
Reed Canary Grass, Phalaris arundinacea
Rocky Mountain Fescue, Festuca ovina
Alaska Onion Grass, Melica subulata
Cheat Grass,
Bromus tectorum
Reed Meadow Grass, Glyceria maxima
Reed Canary Grass, Phalaris arundinacea
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Agrostideae - Bentgrass Tribe
Drooping Woodreed, Cinna latifolia
Beach Grass, Ammophila arenaria
Drooping Woodreed,
Cinna latifolia 
Beach Grass,
Ammophila arenaria
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Panicoideae - Panic Tribe
Western Panicgrass, Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum
Switch Grass, Panicum occidentate
Western Panicgrass, Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum
Switch Grass,
Panicum occidentate
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Phalarideae - Canary Grass Tribe
Buffalo Grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum
Buffalo Grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum
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Hordeae - Barley Tribe
False Barley, Hordeum murinum
American Dunegrass, Elymus mollis ssp. mollis
False Barley,
Hordeum murinum
American Dunegrass, Elymus mollis ssp. mollis
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Many thanks to Gerry Ansell and William Savale of Victoria, BC
for their generous help with identifying these grasses.
         
Also at the Inn: A Touch of Grass
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