Mesquite grass

a rich native grass in Western Texas (Bouteloua oligostachya, and other species); - so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; - called also muskit grass, grama grass.

See also: Mesquite

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Grass sensitization is common in Saudi Arabia, particularly BDG and mesquite grass (MQG).
We observed <10 antelope jackrabbits in dense grass or in semidesert grasslands above 1,220 m elevation and populated by such temperate bunchgrasses as curly mesquite grass (Hilaria belangeri), tobosagrass (Hilaria mutica), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), and sideoats grama (B.
Vegetative description of habitats.--Substantial vegetative cover in the juniper/oak/persimmon habitat was provided by the other grasses categories (39% summed for all three levels) consisting of Texas winter grass (Nasella leuchotrichia), mesquite grass (Bouteloua rigidiseta), spreading love grass (Eragrostis pectinacea), King Ranch bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum), arrowfeather (Aristida purpurea), love grass (Eragrostis secundiflora), fox grass (Setaria leucophila) and common switchgrass (Panicum capillare) (Table 1, Fig.