White grass is a cut grass, and is sometimes called white cutgrass. Walk through a patch of this with your skin exposed and the raspy leaf edges will make you very uncomfortable. If you're one of us who are allergic to grass, the hives you get will be even more uncomfortable. White grass is common but mostly grows in damp ground, so many of us only rarely encounter it. White grass occurs in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, NB, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 8/24/13. Grass family, Poaceae.