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Briza maxima

Briza maxima L.

 

Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusBrizaSee following entry
SpeciesmaximaLargest

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Briza maxima description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

Probably not Glyceria canadensis · 9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 4½ × 6" (11 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

Probably not Glyceria canadensis · 9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 7 × 10" (18 × 25 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

Probably not Glyceria canadensis · 9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

6/12/2007 · Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, CA
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

Probably not Glyceria canadensis · 9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

Probably not Glyceria canadensis · 9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, VA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

Briza maxima (Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

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