Showing 36 types of GRASS
Latin Name: Poa Annua
Native to Europe, but one of the most widely distributed weed grasses in the United States. It thrives in turf, gardens, crops, roadsides, or any other open area.
Latin Name: Paspalum Notatum
Native to South America, but now spread throughout all of Latin America, the West Indies, Hawaii, and the southeastern U.S.
Latin Name: Echinochloa Spp.
Native to Eurasia and Africa, and now occurring throughout North America. This grass will grow in virtually any situation, crop or non-crop, landscape and turf.
Latin Name: Cynodon Dactylon
Native to Africa, but a common weed now around the world. Several hybrids are used as desirable turf.
Latin Name: Axonopus Affinis
Found throughout the world in mild climates, and in the U.S. in the eastern half of the country.
Latin Name: Bromus Secalinus
Introduced from Europe, and now common throughout the United States.
Latin Name: Holcus Lanatus
Native to Europe and now widespread throughout the United States. Less common in the far northern states. It was introduced as a forage grass, but easily escapes cultivated areas.
Latin Name: Dactyloctenium Aegyptium
Introduced from the Old World Tropics of Asia or Africa, and now found throughout much of the U.S., particularly in the southern states, and south throughout Latin America, in Europe, Australia, and Hawaii.
Latin Name: Paspalum Dilatatum
Native to South America, now common throughout the southwest United States.
Latin Name: Muhlenbergia Rigens
Native to the west coast of the United States. Commonly used in ornamental settings due to its size and symmetry.
Latin Name: Eragrostis Diffusa
Native to the western United States.
Latin Name: Bromus Tectorum
Introduced from the Mediterranean in packing materials, and now widely distributed throughout North America.
Latin Name: Panicum Dichotomiflorum
Native to central and eastern United States, now spread throughout the western states as well.
Latin Name: Arundo Donax
Native to warmer areas of Europe, and introduced to California as an ornamental and wind-break planting, as well as for use as a roofing material, mats or screens. It easily escapes cultivation and has become a major problem in natural settings due to its aggressive and dominating growth. In particular it is noxious in areas along river shores, irrigation or ditchbanks, and drainage canals. It grows in tall, solid thickets that may overwhelm large areas.
Latin Name: Eleusine Indica
Introduced from Europe, but now found throughout most of the United States.
Latin Name: Eragrostis Ciliaris
Native to Europe, but now found throughout the world, including throughout Latin America and in North America along the east coast states and west to Texas.
Latin Name: Lolium Multiflorum
A native of Europe, and now widespread throughout the United States.
Latin Name: Sorghum Halepense
Native to the Mediterranean region, but deliberately introduced to the United States as a grass desirable for forage. Now widespread throughout the warm regions of the U.S. where it is a severe pest weed problem.
Latin Name: Echinochloa Colona
Native to Europe, and now widespread throughout the west and southwest United States. Found commonly in both cultivated fields and in waste areas.
Latin Name: Pennisetum Clandestinum
Native to tropical Africa, but introduced deliberately to California as a cover along slopes and ditch banks for erosion control. As a very fast growing grass it also has been used for a turfgrass, but it is capable of escaping and invading other grasses where it is objectionable.
Latin Name: Digitaria Sanguinalis
Native to Europe and now widespread in the United States.
Latin Name: Dactylis Glomerata
Native to Eurasia, now widespread throughout much of the United States.
Latin Name: Lolium Perenne
Native to Europe, but now widely distributed throughout the United States.
Latin Name: Agropyron Repens
Introduced from Europe and now found throughout most of the United States, with the exceptions of the warm southern areas from South Carolina to Arizona.
Latin Name: Vulpia Myuros
Introduced from Europe, and now found throughout the United States, in southern Canada and Latin America, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii. V. myuros and F. megalura are sometimes separated as two species, but currently combined as only one.
Latin Name: Leptochloa Filiformis
Native to tropical Latin America.
Latin Name: Phalaris Arundinacea
Native to Eurasia, and now found throughout the northern United States and Canada.
Latin Name: Bromus Catharticus
Native to South America, and introduced to the United States for cultivation as a winter forage in the southern states. Strong growth in winter and early spring make it suitable for forage. It commonly escapes cultivated areas and becomes troublesome in crops or non-crop situations.
Latin Name: Bromus Diandrus
Native to Europe, and now widespread along the Pacific Coast states. It is a very common weed species in rangeland, roadsides, waste areas, or ditchbanks, where it may compete with native plants.
Latin Name: Digitaria Ischaemum
Native to Europe and now widespread in the United States.
Latin Name: Anthoxanthum Odoratum
Native to Europe, and now spread widely across the U.S. , south through Latin America, and in Asia and Australia.
Latin Name: Phleum pratense
Native to Eurasia, but introduced as a forage crop and cultivation for hay. Now escaped and naturalized throughout most of North America.
Latin Name: Panicum Repens
Thought to have originated in Europe, but now found on most continents and in the U.S. from the Carolinas along the Gulf states to Texas.
Latin Name: Paspalum Urvillei
Native to South America, but introduced as a forage plant, and now spread throughout the southern half of the U.S. from Virginia to California.
Latin Name: Avena Fatua
Native to Europe, now widespread in the United States, being most common in the western half of the country. In California it is the most widespread and noxious of the winter annual grass weeds.
Latin Name: Panicum Capillare
Native to the eastern United States, and now common throughout the U.S. and southern Canada.