A Few Fun Facts About Grass

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: June 11, 2020

Did you know that some grass plants are over 1,000 years old?

Facts About Grass

If you have ever left your house before, you would have seen grass.

Apart from cows eat it, what other facts are there to know about grass?

There are over 6000 different species of grass in the world; some examples are rice, wheat, corn, oats and sugarcane.

Grass is the familiar name given to the family of plants known as the graminae.

The sizes vary from short lawn grasses, to as tall as 120 feet, which is 40 meters.

The first ever lawn mower was invented in 1830 and relied on people power to spin the cutting cylinder, just 190 years later your lawn mower can now be completely left on its own with the rise of robot lawn mowers.

Twenty percent of the earth’s vegetation’s main ingredient is grass.

There are some plants from 1,000 years ago that are still living today.

Because of the high demand of artificial grass for such places as sport arenas, the grass producing industry is multi-million dollar business.

Bamboo is a type of grass; pandas feed of this and grow to become big pandas!

Grass has been used to make paper, fabric… even houses are sometimes constructed by bamboo and straw.

Most alcoholic drinks contain some type of grass, including beer and whiskey Sugar and bread are made from a type of grass too.

Finally, if you’ve ever wondered why grass is green, it is because of the chlorophyll, the chemical found in most plants, which gives grass its green color.

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  1. Grehson January 15, 2015

    Thank you for the facts.Theyreally helped on my project.:)

  2. Kevin Nguyen Khanh April 3, 2014

    Thanks for the facts Luke Ward

  3. Jessica February 26, 2014

    This was really helpful for my science fair project!

  4. joshua July 15, 2013

    thanks i am doing a school project

    1. Luke Ward July 25, 2013

      No problem, I’m pleased it helped!

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