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