The Maryland Native Plant Society

Year of the Grasses

2020 and 2021 are the years of the grasses.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we could not hold our normal field trips and programs. Fortunately, we have been able to hold a series of webinars that focus on grasses. We hope you enjoy these recordings (scroll down past the id guides).


Grasses, Sedges, Rushes; Lauren Brown and Ted Elliman; 2020; Yale University Press.

Grasses of Washington, D.C.; Kamal M. Ibrahim, Paul M. Peterson; 2014; Smithsonian Contributions to Botany No. 99, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press; 139 pgs.; ISSN: 0081-024X (print); 1938-2812 (online).  Online version available through:

Maryland Grasses.  Norton, J. B. S. 1930. The University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 323.  September 1930.

Agnes Chases' First Book of Grasses

Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Sarah Chamberlain; 2018; Keystone Books, Penn State Univ. Press. 184 pp; ISBN: 978-0-271-07869-4.

In Defense of Plants Podcast. Episode 288 "Doin' Good by Grasses"

Grass Identification For Dummies Like Us with Kevin Dodge

Native Grasses for Use in Home Gardens with Sara Tangren

History of Open Lands

From Marshes to Meadows

Restoring Wild Rice Marshes, the Anacostia River's Filters

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