Ontario Grasses website

Welcome to the Ontario Grasses, Sedges & Rushes website
Your "online field guide" to Ontario's grasses, sedges and rushes

This website is all about grasses, sedges & rushes that grow in Ontario (Canada). If you're not from Ontario, don't go away! Most of the plants featured on this website grow elsewhere in eastern North America, and many grow elsewhere in the world.


Sweetgrass (Anthoxanthum hirtum)
Sweetgrass (Anthoxanthum hirtum)


"Sedges have edges; rushes are round; grasses are hollow right up from the ground."


What's New
(40 species now on this site,  92 species still to come)

  • Nov 18/14: Species names are being updated to conform to VASCAN.
  • Feb 28/14: Site redesign - New look, same great content!
  • Mar 29/13: Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

Tall Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)
Tall Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)