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How to Manage Pests

Identification: Characteristics of Grasses

Leaves (leaf blades and tips)

Leaves may be flat, rolled, or twisted, and vary by width and by the shape of their tips.


Boat-shaped Pointed
Illustration of boat-shaped leaf tip Illustration of pointed leaf tip


Parallel sided Needle-like
Illustration of parallel sided leaf blade Illustration of needle-like leaf blade
Tapering Constricted at base
Illustration of tapering leaf blade Illustration of constricted leaf blade
Illustration of twisted leaf blade  
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