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Grass generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant characterized by slender leaves, called blades, which usually grow upwards from the ground. The family Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) is for flowering plants that are botanically regarded as true grasses. There are approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species of grass. [1] Grasses are popular in rain forests in South America and in other parts of the world.

 

There are many plants outside the Poaceae family that have similar appearances to grass, and are commonly called "grasses", or have "grass" as part of their name. These include Cannabis, China grass, more commonly known as Ramie (Boehmeria nivea), a nettle grown for bast fibres, in the Family Urticaceae, Ditch grass or Wigeon grass (Ruppia maritima) in the Family Ruppiaceae, Fish grass (Cabomba caroliniana), a freshwater aquatic, Goosegrass (Galium aparine), Mondo grass or Lily turf (Ophiopogon japonicus), an Asian ornamental ground cover, Nutgrass, a common lawn pest (Cyperus rotundus) in the Family Cyperaceae, Pepper grasses (Lipidium spp.) in the family Brassicaceae, Sawgrass, abundant in sub-tropical marshlands (Cladium spp.) in the Family Cyperaceae, Scurvy-grass (Cochlearia species) in the Family Brassicaceae, Scurvy-grass Sorrel (Oxalis enneaphylla) in the Family Oxalidaceae, Seagrasses, including Eel grass (Zostera spp.), "Sleeping grass" (Mimosa pudica) a legume (Family Fabaceae) and lawn weed and Xyridaceae, known as the yellow-eyed grass family.

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