Genus names of Grasses

This quiz is about biology and biological things like grass and stuff. And grass terms. This quiz pertains specifically to my class, though you may find it interesting.

Most people aren't grass experts and are unfamiliar with genus names and other terminology. That's okay, just do your best. If you have an interest in this field of study, you may learn a thing or two after checking the answers.

Created by: Cindy
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1. What grass has the genus name of "Elymus canadensis"?
Blue Grama Grass
Plains Muhly
Kentucky Bluegrass
Canada Wild Rye
Indian Rice Grass
2. What is the Genus name of Kentucky Bluegrass?
Bouteloua gracilis
Bromis Inermis
Muhlenbergia cuspidate
Stipa viridula
Poa pratensis
3. What is the defining characteristic of Foxtail Barley/Hordeum jubatum
Coloring similar to a fox
The "bushy tail" like head?
It has no defining characteristic.
4. What grass has the genus name "Muhlenbergia cuspidate"
Plains Muhly
Crested Wheat Grass
Canada Wild Rye
Green needle grass
5. What is the genus name of Blue Grama grass, the grass that looks like false eyelashes.
Oryzopsis hymenoides
Phalaris arundinacea
Bromis inermis
Bouteloua gracilis
6. Smooth Brome has the genus name _____________
Phalaris arundinacea
Hordeum jubatum
Stipa viridula
Oryzopsis hymenoides
Bromis inermis
7. What is the common name of Oryzopsis Hymenoides
Wild Barley
Canary Reed Grass
Indian Rice Grass
Plains Muhly
8. What is the genus name of Canary Reed Grass
Elymus canadensis
Stipa viridula
Poa Pratensis
Phalaris arundinacea
9. What is the genus name of Crested Wheatgrass?
Muhlenbergia cuspidate
Agropyron cristatum
Bromis inermis
Stipa viridula
10. What is the common name of stipa viridula
Green Needle Grass
Kentucky Bluegrass
Blue Grama
Wild Barley

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