Grasses are herbaceous plants that are characterized by long narrow leaves with hollow stems. Growing naturally in grasslands or cultivated specifically for lawns or pastures, grasses provide an important source for many animals that include invertebrates, butterflies, cattle, sheep, horses, elephants, deer, and rabbits. Of the total land area of the Earth, 40.5% of the surface is comprised of grasslands.

What is grass?

Grass is a herbaceous plant with long narrow leaves and hollow stems that is often cultivated in lawns or found naturally in grasslands.

What is the recommended height of lawn grass?

Lawn grass today is commonly cut at between 2”-3.75” | 5-9.5 cm.

How much of the Earth is made up of grasslands?

40.5% of all land area is made up of grasslands that are defined by presence of grasses.

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Wheat
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Wheat is a tall, annual, cereal plant whose grain is ground and used for the flour for producing bread, pasta, pastries, etc. Wheat is harvested in two seasons, a spring and winter wheat.

Wheat attains an average height of 4’ (1.2 m).

Elevation drawing of wheat with heights between 2'6"-4" | 76-122 cm
Wheat is a tall, annual, cereal plant whose grain is ground and used for the flour for producing bread, pasta, pastries, etc. Wheat is harvested in two seasons, a spring and winter wheat.

Wheat attains an average height of 4’ (1.2 m).

Elevation drawing of wheat with heights between 2'6"-4" | 76-122 cm
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Genus: Triticum
Height: 2’-6’ | .6-1.8 m
Height (Average): 4’ | 1.2 m
Climate: Temperate
Harvest: Two season: spring & winter
Type: Grain
Uses: Flour for bread, pasta, pastry

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Corn
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Corn, the most widely produced feed grain in the US, is generally harvested for two months between September and November.

Corn can grow between 8'-16' (2.4-4.9 m) tall

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Corn, the most widely produced feed grain in the US, is generally harvested for two months between September and November.

Corn can grow between 8'-16' (2.4-4.9 m) tall

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Height: 8’-16’ | 2.4-4.9 m
Height (Average): 12’ | 3.7m

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Reed Grass
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Reed Grass is a feathered vertical ornamental grass that is typically planted in clusters for a strong vertical effect. Found natively in wet soils but adaptable to drier conditions, Reed Grass should be watered weekly in order to establish an extensive root system.

Reed Grass grows to heights between 36”-60” (91-152 cm) tall during the blooming period from late spring to summer.

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Reed Grass is a feathered vertical ornamental grass that is typically planted in clusters for a strong vertical effect. Found natively in wet soils but adaptable to drier conditions, Reed Grass should be watered weekly in order to establish an extensive root system.

Reed Grass grows to heights between 36”-60” (91-152 cm) tall during the blooming period from late spring to summer.

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Height (Mature): 36”-60” | 91.4-152.4 cm
Bloom: Late spring to summer
Flower Color: Red
Care: Water weekly; moist soils; full sun
Scientific name: Calamagrostis acutiflora

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