Poaceae

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Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses, commonly referred to collectively as grass.wikipedia
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Lawn

GrassturfgrassGrass pitch
Poaceae includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and cultivated lawns and pasture.
A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower (or sometimes grazing animals) and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.

Grassland

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Poaceae includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and cultivated lawns and pasture.
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs.

Cereal

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Poaceae includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and cultivated lawns and pasture. The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol).
A cereal is any of the edible components of the grain (botanically, a type of fruit, called a caryopsis) of cultivated grass, composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran.

Wheat

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The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol). Annual cool-season - wheat, rye, annual bluegrass (annual meadowgrass, Poa annua), and oat
Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.

Monocotyledon

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Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses, commonly referred to collectively as grass.
About half as many species belong to the true grasses (Poaceae), which are economically the most important family of monocots.

Millet

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The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol).
Millets (/ˈmɪlɪts/) are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

Barley

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The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol).
Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally.

Tundra

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Grasses are also an important part of the vegetation in many other habitats, including wetlands, forests and tundra.
Tundra vegetation is composed of dwarf shrubs, sedges and grasses, mosses, and lichens.

Cyperaceae

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Though they are commonly called "grasses", seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family.
The Cyperaceae are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants known as sedges, which superficially resemble the closely related rushes and the more distantly related grasses.

Poales

Graminales
The rushes and sedges are related to the Poaceae, being members of the order Poales, but the seagrasses are members of order Alismatales.
The Poales are a large order of flowering plants in the monocotyledons, and includes families of plants such as the grasses, bromeliads, and sedges.

Imperata cylindrica

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The leaf blades of many grasses are hardened with silica phytoliths, which discourage grazing animals; some, such as sword grass, are sharp enough to cut human skin.
Imperata cylindrica (commonly known as cogongrass, kunai grass, blady grass, alang-alang, lalang grass, cotton wool grass, kura-kura ) is a species of grass in the family Poaceae.

Seagrass

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Though they are commonly called "grasses", seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family.
The name seagrass stems from the many species whose leaves are long and narrow, who grow by rhizome extension and often spread across large "meadows", which resemble grassland: many species superficially resemble terrestrial grasses of the family Poaceae.

Poa

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The name Poaceae was given by John Hendley Barnhart in 1895, based on the tribe Poeae described in 1814 by Robert Brown, and the type genus Poa described in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus.
Poa is a genus of about 500 species of grasses, native to the temperate regions of both hemispheres.

Oryzeae

Wild rice
In 2011, revised dating of the origins of the rice tribe Oryzeae suggested a date as early as 107 to 129 Mya.
Oryzeae is a tribe of flowering plants in the true grass family, Poaceae.

Maize

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The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch, straw) and fuel (ethanol).
The pericarp of the fruit is fused with the seed coat referred to as "caryopsis", typical of the grasses, and the entire kernel is often referred to as the "seed".

Juncaceae

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Though they are commonly called "grasses", seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family.
It consists of 8 genera and about 464 known species of slow-growing, rhizomatous, herbaceous monocotyledonous plants that may superficially resemble grasses and sedges.

Rye

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Annual cool-season - wheat, rye, annual bluegrass (annual meadowgrass, Poa annua), and oat
Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grown extensively as a grain, a cover crop and a forage crop.

Grazing

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This low growth point evolved in response to grazing animals and allows grasses to be grazed or mown regularly without severe damage to the plant.
Grazing is a method of feeding in which a herbivore feeds on plants such as grasses, or other multicellular organisms such as algae.

Festuca

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Perennial cool-season - orchardgrass (cocksfoot, Dactylis glomerata), fescue (Festuca spp.), Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
Festuca (fescue) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the grass family, Poaceae (subfamily Pooideae).

Andropogon gerardi

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Perennial warm-season - big bluestem, Indiangrass, Bermudagrass and switchgrass.
Andropogon gerardi, known commonly as big bluestem, turkeyfoot, tall bluestem, and bluejoint, is a tall grass native to much of the Great Plains and grassland regions of central and eastern North America.

Dactylis glomerata

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Perennial cool-season - orchardgrass (cocksfoot, Dactylis glomerata), fescue (Festuca spp.), Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
Dactylis glomerata, also known as cock's-foot, orchard grass, or cat grass (due to its popularity for use with domestic cats) is a common species of grass in the genus Dactylis.

Lolium perenne

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Perennial cool-season - orchardgrass (cocksfoot, Dactylis glomerata), fescue (Festuca spp.), Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
Lolium perenne, common name perennial ryegrass, English ryegrass, winter ryegrass, or ray grass, is a grass from the family Poaceae.

Spikelet

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Flowers of Poaceae are characteristically arranged in spikelets, each having one or more florets.
A spikelet, in botany, describes the typical arrangement of grass flowers.

List of Lepidoptera that feed on grasses

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Grasses provide food to many grazing mammals—such as livestock, deer, and elephants—as well as to many species of butterflies and moths.
Poaceae, or Gramineae, grasses are very important food plants for the caterpillars of a number of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), including:

Culm (botany)

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The stems of grasses, called culms, are usually cylindrical (more rarely flattened, but not 3-angled) and are hollow, plugged at the nodes, where the leaves are attached.
A culm is the aerial (above-ground) stem of a grass or sedge.