1. herbaceous
  2. panicle
  3. ligule
  4. warm-season grass
  5. rhizome


  1. List 3 types of grass inflorescences.
  2. List 2 important grass features used in identification.
  3. List 7 grass plant parts.

Compare and contrast

  1. rhizomes-stolons
  2. warm-cool season grasses
  3. nodes-internodes

Draw and Discuss

Draw a generic grass plant and label the features. Write about which parts vary from grass species to grass species and help in identification.


Of 88 viable seeds, only 49 germinated. What is the emergence percentage? Is that percentage better or worse than 26 seeds germinated when 51 were planted?


Write a short paragraph hypothesizing which physical characteristics of grasses affect the management practices.