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Grasses–scientific names, native species

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Some scientific names have changed since Richard Pohl wrote The Grasses of Iowa (1966) and Eilers and Roosa wrote The Vascular Plants of Iowa (1994). The names used in those two publications are included in this index, with a link to the new name.

 
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xAgrohordeum macounii now xElyhordeum macounii
Agropyron smithii now Pascopyrum smithii
Agropyron trachycaulum now Elymus trachycaulus
Agropyron trachycaulum var. unilaterale now Elymus trachycaulus
Agrostis hiemalis
Agrostis hyemalis now Agrostis hiemalis
Agrostis hyemalis var. tenuis now Agrostis scabra
Agrostis perennans
Agrostis scabra
Alopecurus aequalis
Alopecurus carolinianus
Andropogon gerardii
Andropogon hallii
Andropogon scoparius now Schizachyrium scoparium
Andropogon virginicus
Aristida basiramea
Aristida basiramea var. basiramea now Aristida basiramea
Aristida basiramea var. curtissii now Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii
Aristida curtissii now Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii
Aristida dichotoma now Aristida dichotoma var. dichotoma
Aristida dichotoma var. curtissii
Aristida dichotoma var. dichotoma
Aristida intermedia now Aristida longespica var. geniculata
Aristida longiseta now Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Aristida longespica now Aristida longespica var. longespica
Aristida longespica var. geniculata
Aristida longespica var. longespica
Aristida oligantha
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Aristida ramosissima
Aristida tuberculosa

Beckmannia syzigachne
Bouteloua curtipendula
Bouteloua gracilis
Bouteloua hirsuta
Brachyeytrum erectum
Brachyelytrum erectum var. erectum now Brachyelytrum erectum
Brachyelytrum erectum var. glabratum now Brachyeytrum erectum
Bromus ciliatus
Bromus kalmii
Bromus latiglumis
Bromus pubescens
Bromus purgans now Bromus latiglumis
Buchloë dactyloides

Calamagrostis canadensis
Calamagrostis inexpansa now Calamagrostis stricta subsp. inexpansa
Calamagrostis stricta subsp. inexpansa
Calamovilfa longifolia
Cenchrus longispinus
Cinna arundinacea
Cinna latifolia
Cynodon dactylon

Danthonia spicata
Diarrhena americana var. ovata now Diarrhena obovata
Diarrhena obovata
Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. fasciculatum
Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. implicatum
Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. lindheimeri
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. implicatum now Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. implicatum
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. lindheimeri now Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. lindheimeri
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. villosum now Dichanthelium ovale subsp. praecocius
Dichanthelium boreale
Dichanthelium clandestinum
Dichanthelium depauperatum
Dichanthelium latifolium
Dichanthelium leibergii
Dichanthelium linearifolium
Dichanthelium oligosanthes
Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. wilcoxianum now Dichanthelium wilcoxianum
Dichanthelium ovale subsp. praecocius
Dichanthelium ovale subsp. pseudopubescens
Dichanthelium perlongum
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum
Digitaria cognata
Digitaria filiformis
Distichlis spicata
Distichlis stricta now Distichlis spicata

Echinochloa muricata
Echinochloa walteri
xElyhordeum iowense
xElyhordeum macounii
xElyhordeum montanense

Elymus canadensis

Elymus diversiglumis
Elymus glabriflorus
Elymus hystrix
Elymus macgregorii
Elymus riparius
Elymus submuticus
Elymus trachycaulus
Elymus villosus
Elymus virginicus
Elymus wiegandii
Eragrostis capillaris
Eragrostis frankii
Eragrostis frankii var. brevipes now Eragrostis frankii
Eragrostis frankii var. frankii now Eragrostis frankii
Eragrostis hypnoides
Eragrostis pectinacea
Eragrostis pilosa
Eragrostis reptans
Eragrostis spectabilis
Eragrostis trichodes

Festuca obtusa now Festuca subverticillata
Festuca octoflora var. tenella now Vulpia octoflora
Festuca paradoxa
Festuca subverticillata

Glyceria borealis
Glyceria grandis
Glyceria septentrionalis
Glyceria striata

Hesperostipa comata
Hesperostipa spartea
Hierochloë odorata
Hordeum jubatum
Hordeum pusillum
Hystrix patula now Elymus hystrix

Koeleria cristata now Koeleria macrantha
Koeleria macrantha

Leersia lenticularis
Leersia oryzoides
Leersia virginica
Leptochloa fascicularis now Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis
Leptochloa fascicularis var. acuminata now Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis
Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis
Leptoloma cognatum now Digitaria cognata

Melica mutica
Melica nitens
Milium effusum
Muhlenbergia asperifolia
Muhlenbergia brachyphylla now Muhlenbergia bushii
Muhlenbergia bushii
Muhlenbergia xcurtisetosa
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
Muhlenbergia frondosa
Muhlenbergia glomerata
Muhlenbergia mexicana
Muhlenbergia racemosa
Muhlenbergia schreberi
Muhlenbergia sobolifera
Muhlenbergia sylvatica
Muhlenbergia tenuiflora

Nassella viridula

Oryzopsis asperifolia
Oryzopsis pungens now Piptatherum pungens
Oryzopsis racemosa now Piptatherum racemosum

Panicum capillare now Panicum capillare subsp. capillare
Panicum capillare subsp. capillare
Panicum clandestinum now Dichanthelium clandestinum
Panicum commonsianum var. euchlamydeum now Dichanthelium ovale subsp. pseudopubescens
Panicum depauperatum now Dichanthelium depauperatum
Panicum dichotomiflorum now Panicum dichotomiflorum subsp. dichotomiflorum
Panicum dichotomiflorum subsp. dichotomiflorum
Panicum gattingeri now Panicum philadelphicum subsp. gattingeri
Panicum helleri now Dichanthelium oligosanthes subsp. scribnerianum
Panicum implicatum now Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. implicatum
Panicum latifolium now Dichanthelium latifolium
Panicum leibergii now Dichanthelium leibergii
Panicum lindheimeri now Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. lindheimeri
Panicum linearifolium now Dichanthelium linearifolium
Panicum oligosanthes now Dichanthelium oligosanthes
Panicum perlongum now Dichanthelium perlongum
Panicum philadelphicum now Panicum philadelphicum subsp. philadelphicum
Panicum philadelphicum subsp. gattingeri
Panicum philadelphicum subsp. philadelphicum
Panicum praecocius now Dichanthelium ovale subsp. praecocius
Panicum scribnerianum now Dichanthelium oligosanthes subsp. scribnerianum
Panicum virgatum
Panicum wilcoxianum now Dichanthelium wilcoxianum
Pascopyrum smithii
Paspalum ciliatifolium now Paspalum setaceum
Paspalum setaceum
Phragmites australis
Phragmites communis now Phragmites australis
Piptatherum pungens
Piptatherum racemosum
Poa arida
Poa chapmaniana
Poa languida now Poa saltuensis
Poa paludigena
Poa saltuensis
Poa sylvestris
Poa wolfii

Schedonnardus paniculatus
Schizachne purpurascens
Schizachyrium scoparium
Scolochloa festucacea
Setaria geniculata now Setaria parviflora
Setaria parviflora
Sorghastrum nutans
Spartina pectinata
Sphenopholis intermedia
Sphenopholis obtusata
Sphenopholis obtusata var. major now Sphenopholis intermedia
Sphenopholis obtusata var. obutsata now Sphenopholis obtusata
Sporobolus asper now Sporobolus compositus
Sporobolus clandestinus
Sporobolus compositus
Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. cryptandrus now Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicolor now Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sporobolus heterolepis
Sporobolus neglectus
Sporobolus vaginiflorus
Stipa comata now Hesperostipa comata
Stipa spartea now Hesperostipa spartea
Stipa viridula now Nassella viridula

Tridens flavus
Triplasis purpurea
Tripsacum dactyloides

Vulpia octoflora

Zizania palustris

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