Grasses: Panicum to Danthonia

Synopsis

Because the nature of grass structures is generally so different from that of other flowering plants, a special terminology is applied to them. Mohlenbrock cites these terms, with descriptions that will make identification of unknown specimens possible. His division of the grass family into subfamilies and tribes is a major departure from the sequence followed in most flora. Synonyms, with complete author citation, which have been applied to species in the northeastern United States are given under each species.

In addition, each species of grass is provided with a description, a distribution map, a discussion of its habitat and variability, and a full-page drawing showing diagnostic characters.

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