Grasses and Sedges

We say of the oak, ‘How grand of girth!’ Of the willow we say, ‘How slender!’ And yet to the soft grass clothing the earth How slight is the praise we render.

Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904), The Grass

At its most basic level, Grasses belong to the GRAMINAEA or Grass family and Sedges belong to the Cyperus family CYPERACEAE.