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Grasses and Grasslike Species

We are confident that Granite Seed Company offers the largest selection of both field produced and native harvested reclamation grasses in the West. To meet your need for site-adapted seed, we take special care to inventory varieties that represent all areas of the Western U.S.

Scientific Namesort descending Common name
Achnatherum hymenoides Indian ricegrass
Achnatherum lettermanii Letterman needlegrass
Achnatherum speciosum Desert needlegrass
Achnatherum thurberianum Thurber's needlegrass
Agropyron cristatum Crested wheatgrass
Agropyron desertorum Standard crested wheatgrass
Agropyron fragile Siberian wheatgrass
Agrostis capillaris Colonial bentgrass
Agrostis gigantea Redtop
Agrostis scabra Rough bentgrass
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping bentgrass
Alopecurus arundinaceus Creeping foxtail
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow foxtail
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem
Andropogon hallii Sand bluestem
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea Purple three-awn
Beckmannia syzigachne American sloughgrass
Bolboschoenus maritimus Alkali bulrush
Bothriochloa barbinodis Cane beardgrass
Bothriochloa ischaemum Old world (or Yellow) bluestem
Bouteloua aristidoides Needle grama
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats grama
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss
Bouteloua eriopoda Black grama
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama
Bouteloua rothrockii Rothrock's grama
Bromopsis biebersteinii Meadow brome
Bromus anomalus Nodding brome
Bromus carinatus California brome
Bromus ciliatus Fringed brome
Bromus inermis Smooth brome
Bromus marginatus Mountain brome
Calamagrostis canadensis Bluejoint reedgrass
Calamovilfa longifolia Prairie sandreed
Carex aquatilis Water sedge
Carex athrostachya Slenderbeak sedge
Carex bebbii Bebb's sedge
Carex lanuginosa Woolly sedge
Carex microptera Small-winged sedge
Carex nebrascensis Nebraska sedge
Carex obnupta Slough sedge
Carex praegracilis Meadow sedge
Carex rostrata Beaked sedge
Carex simulata Analogue sedge
Carex stipata Awlfruit sedge
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge
Cynodon dactylon Bermudagrass
Dactylis glomerata Orchardgrass
Danthonia californica California oatgrass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted hairgrass
Deschampsia elongata Slender hairgrass
Digitaria californica Arizona cottontop
Distichlis spicata Inland saltgrass
Eleocharis palustris Creeping spikerush
Eleocharis parvula Dwarf spikerush
Eleocharis rostellata Beaked spikerush
Elymus canadensis Canada wildrye
Elymus dahuricus Dahurian wildrye
Elymus elymoides Bottlebrush squirreltail
Elymus glaucus Blue wildrye
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. lanceolatus Thickspike wheatgrass
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus Streambank wheatgrass
Elymus multisetus Big squirreltail
Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus Slender wheatgrass
Elymus virginicus Virginia wildrye
Elymus wawawaiensis Snake River wheatgrass
Elytrigia repens x Pseudoroegneria spicata RS hybrid wheatgrass
Eragrostis curvula Weeping lovegrass
Eragrostis intermedia Plains lovegrass
Eragrostis lehmanniana Lehmanns lovegrass
Eragrostis lehmanniana x E. trichophora Coshise lovegrass
Eragrostis trichodes Sand lovegrass
Festuca arizonica Arizona fescue
Festuca arundinacea Tall fescue
Festuca brevipila Durar hard fescue
Festuca campestris Rough fescue
Festuca idahoensis Idaho fescue
Festuca occidentalis Western fescue
Festuca ovina Sheep fescue
Festuca ovina glauca Blue fescue
Festuca pratensis Meadow fescue
Festuca roemeri Roemer's fescue
Festuca rubra Native Red fescue
Festuca rubra commutata Chewings fescue
Festuca saximontana Rocky Mountain fescue
Festuca spp. x Lolium spp. Festulolium
Festuca trachyphylla Hard fescue
Glyceria grandis American mannagrass
Glyceria occidentalis Western mannagrass
Glyceria striata Fowl mannagrass
Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata Needle and thread
Hesperostipa neomexicana New Mexico needlegrass
Heteropogon contortus Tanglehead
Hilaria belangeri Curly mesquite
Hordeum brachyantherum Meadow barley
Hordeum jubatum Foxtail barley
Juncus balticus Baltic rush
Juncus effusus Common rush
Juncus ensifolius Swordleaf rush
Juncus gerardii Saltmeadow rush
Juncus tenuis Poverty (or Path) rush
Juncus torreyi Torrey's rush
Koeleria macrantha Prarie junegrass
Leptochloa dubia Green spangletop
Leymus angustus Altai wildrye
Leymus cinereus Great Basin wildrye
Leymus multicaulis Manystem Wildrye
Leymus racemosus ssp. racemosus Mammoth wildrye
Leymus salinus Saline wildrye
Leymus triticoides Creeping (or beardless) wildrye
Lolium perenne Perennial ryegrass
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum Annual ryegrass
Muhlenbergia asperifolia Scratchgrass
Muhlenbergia montana Mountain muhly
Muhlenbergia wrightii Spike muhly
Nassella viridula Green needlegrass
Panicum antidotale Blue panicgrass
Panicum coloratum Kleingrass
Panicum obtusum Vine mesquite
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Pascopyrum smithii Western wheatgrass
Pennisetum ciliare Buffelgrass
Phalaris arundinacea Reed canarygrass
Phleum alpinum Alpine timothy
Phleum pratense Timothy
Pleuraphis jamesii Galleta grass
Pleuraphis rigida Big galleta
Poa alpina Alpine bluegrass
Poa compressa Canada bluegrass
Poa fendleriana Muttongrass
Poa nervosa Wheeler bluegrass
Poa nevadensis Nevada bluegrass
Poa palustris Fowl bluegrass
Poa pratensis Kentucky bluegrass
Poa secunda ssp. ampla Big bluegrass
Poa secunda ssp. canbyi Canby bluegrass
Poa secunda ssp. sandbergii Sandberg bluegrass
Poa trivialis Rough bluegrass
Psathyrostachys juncea Russian wildrye
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. inermis Beardless bluebunch wheatgrass
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp. spicata Bluebunch wheatgrass
Puccinellia distans Alkaligrass
Puccinellia nuttalliana Nuttal alkaligrass
Rhynchelytrum repens Ruby grass
Schismus barbatus Mediterranean grass
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem
Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus Hardstem bullrush
Schoenoplectus americanus Oleny threesquare
Schoenoplectus pungens Common threesquare
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem bulrush
Scirpus microcarpus Smallfruit bulrush
Secale montanum Mountain rye
Setaria vulpiseta Plains bristlegrass
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass
Spartina pectinata Prairie cordgrass
Sporobolus airoides Alkali sacaton
Sporobolus compositus Tall dropseed
Sporobolus contractus Spike dropseed
Sporobolus cryptandrus Sand dropseed
Sporobolus giganteus Giant dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie dropseed
Sporobolus wrightii Big sacaton
Thinopyrum intermedium Intermediate wheatgrass
Thinopyrum intermedium ssp. barbulatum Pubescent wheatgrass
Thinopyrum ponticum Tall wheatgrass
Triglochin maritima Arrowgrass
Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern gamagrass
Trisetum spicatum Spike trisetum
Typha latifolia Cattails
Vulpia microstachys Small fescue
Vulpia octoflora Sixweeks fescue
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