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Poaceae (true gresses)
Meadow Foxtail head.jpg
Flouering heid o Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis), wi stamens exerted at anthesis
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Faimily: Poaceae
Teep genus

Thare are 12 subfaimilies:
Subfaimily Anomochlooideae
Subfaimily Pharoideae
Subfaimily Puelioideae
Subfaimily Bambusoideae
Subfaimily Pooideae
Subfaimily Ehrhartoideae
Subfaimily Aristidoideae
Subfaimily Arundinoideae
Subfaimily Chloridoideae
Subfaimily Panicoideae
Subfaimily Danthonioideae
Subfaimily Micrairoideae

The Poaceae (cried Gramineae or true grasses an aw) is a lairge an nearly ubiquitous faimily o monocotyledonous flouerin plants. Wi mair nor 10,000 domesticatit an wild species, the Poaceae represents the fift-lairgest plant faimily, follaein the Orchidaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, an Rubiaceae.[2] Tho commonly cried "gresses", seagresses, rashes, an segs faw ootside this faimily. The rashes an segs is sib tae the Poaceae, bein members o the order Poales, but the seagresses is members o order Alismatales.

Gresslands is estimated tae compone 20% o the vegetation kiver o the Yird. Poaceae leeves in mony ither habitats, includin weetlands, wids, an tundra.

Domestication o poaceous cereal craps sic as maize (corn), wheat, rice, baurley, an millet lies at the foondation o sedentary leevin an ceevilization aroond the warld, an the Poaceae still constitutes the maist economically important plant faimily in modren times, providin forage, biggin materials (bamboo, thack) an fuel (ethanol), as weel as fuid.

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  1. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013–06–26.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Stevens, P.F. "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website". Retrieved 2007-10-07.