Sea barley is a wild relative of the well-known cereal barley (Hordeum vulgare).
Bread wheat is more widely cultivated than any other crop, and world trade is of greater monetary value than all other cereals combined.
Oat is cultivated throughout the temperate world, to produce food for livestock and humans, and even as an ingredient for cosmetics.
One of the world's most important staple crops and a major part in the diet of more than half the world’s population, rice also has many medicinal uses.
Sugar is extracted from the sweet, juicy stems of sugar cane, and is used worldwide as a sweetener, preservative and in the cosmetics industry.
Lemon grass is a tall, Asian grass, long-known for its attractive scent and medicinal properties.
Hierochloe odorata is an aromatic grass native to Europe, Asia and North America, which has been used for incense and basketry by Native Americans.
Alang-alang is considered one of the ten worst weeds in the world, but has many uses as a traditional medicine.
A rare grass species, Agrostis trachychlaena occurs within an area of only 16 km² on two islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Fewer than 250 mature individuals are thought to survive.
Oxytenanthera abyssinica (Bindura bamboo) is a drought-resistant bamboo from tropical Africa. Kew's Millennium Seed Bank holds several thousand seeds from this species.