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A guide to over 280 graminoids (grasses, sedges, and rushes) inhabiting cropland, pasture, and range in Montana and the West. Partner: Montana State University, College of Agriculture. In support of Montana Native Plant Society. ($4.99)

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The College of Agriculture at Montana State University and High Country Apps have partnered to produce the new Montana Grasses identification app for iOS and Android devices. The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, flowering period, and technical descriptions for over 280 grasses and grass-like plants (graminoids) inhabiting Montana and adjacent areas of Wyoming, North Dakota, and Idaho. The majority of species included are native, but introduced species common to the region are covered as well. The app does not need an Internet connection to run, so you can use it no matter how remote your wanderings take you. The number of species covered and wealth of information included sets a new standard for grass identification apps. Though primarily designed for amateur enthusiasts, the breadth of content in Montana Grasses also makes it appealing to more experienced botanists. Users can browse the species list by common or scientific name to locate a plant and access the related information. However, most users will want to rely on the easy-to-use search key to accurately identify plants of interest.

Press Reviews

Use High Country Apps to identify Montana native plants So you’re out there on the trail, and you spot a native plant you’re crazy about but can’t remember its name. Presto magic. Launch a native plant app. It never forgets. read more...

Center for Native Plants, Whitefish, Montana

"Updated Montana Grasses App"

MSU Plant Science Says, October 2017

"MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, AGROSTOLOGY, AGSC 454 required lab materials: Montana Grasses App" read more...

MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Courses, Fall 2017

"New app available to identify Montana grasses"

Bozone, April 16, 2015

"New app gives producers easy access to grass information while in the field..." read more...

Prairie Star, May 26, 2014

"New App Help Identifies Montana Grasses"

Farm Progress, May 15, 2014

"Don’t ever find yourself outside again wondering what kind of grass you’re looking at...." read more...

Bozeman Chronicle, May 11, 2014

"MSU Announces a New App for Grasses"

Montana Weed Control Association, May 5, 2014

User Reviews

"Can't say enough good things about this app!" *****
"I'm a professional botanist / plant ecologist in Wyoming and have used a couple of the other high country apps like wildflowers of Yellowstone etc. I love the interface, the different ways to sort plants and the plant maps and descriptions. I was so happy to see the addition of a grasses app to the series. I think that the level of detail is just right for determining how to identify the most common grasses and I love that the distinguishing characteristics are stated up front. I love the addition of the 'favorites' option to find frequently referred to grasses and the photos are helpful. I've used this app extensively to teach our wildlife crew the difference between western wheatgrass and slender wheatgrass, something that is not easy to do but was made easier by the helpful photos in this app."
by TDJ4 , Montana Grasses (iOS), Nov 2, 2014

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