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Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian Millet, Indian ricegrassPoaceae or GramineaeOryzopsis hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Ricker ex Piper. Eriocoma cuspidata Nutt. Eriocoma hymenoides (Roem. & Schult.) Rydb. Eriocoma membranacea (Pursh) Beal [Illegitimate]. Fendleria rhynchelytroides Steud. Milium cuspidatum (Nutt.) Spreng. Oryzopsis cuspidata (Nutt.) Benth. ex Vasey. Oryzopsis hymenoides var. hymenoides. Oryzopsis membranacea (Pursh) Vasey [Illegitimate]. Stipa hymenoides Roem. & Schult. Stipa membranacea Pursh [Illegitimate]. Urachne lanata Trin.30
Aegilops speltoidesGoatgrassPoaceae or Gramineae 10
Aegilops triuncialisBarbed goatgrass, Barb goatgrassPoaceae or Gramineae 10
Agropyron elongatumTall WheatgrassPoaceae or Gramineae 00
Agrostis perennansUpland Bent, Upland bentgrassPoaceae or Gramineae 10
Alopecurus aequalisShortawn Foxtail, Sonoma shortawn foxtailPoaceae or GramineaeA. fulvus.11
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrassPoaceae or GramineaeA. arundinacea. Psamma arenaria.10
Ammophila breviligulataBeach Grass, American beachgrassPoaceae or Gramineae 00
Ampelodesmos mauritanicusMauritanian grassPoaceae or GramineaeA. tenax. Arundo ampeldesmos. Arundo bicolor. Arundo festucoides. Arundo mauritanica. Arundo te00
Andropogon gerardiiBig BluestemPoaceae or Gramineae 01
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