mousetail


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mousetail

(ˈmaʊsˌteɪl)
n
(Plants) any of various N temperate ranunculaceous plants of the genus Myosurus, esp M. minimus, with tail-like flower spikes
Translations
queue-de-souris
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Species with <2% cover included, in order of dominance, spike trisetum (Trisetum spicatum), granite mousetail (Ivesia muirii), alpine willow (Salix arctica), frosted buckwheat (Eriogonum incanum), Sierra beardtongue (Penstemon heterodoxus), heath wood rush (Luzula orestera), pussypaws (Calyptridium umbellatum), rockcress (Arabis platysperma), glaucus willowherb (Epilobium glabenimum), and little elephant heads (Pedicularis attolens).
Sales dogs rarely turn out to be breeding propositions, but one who did was Queen T iye, a 250 guineas buy at Shelbourne in February, 1978, whose daughter, Little Shoe, won two Waterloo Plates, threw the Waterloo Cup winner, Mousetail, and is the source of the famous `Crafty' breed of coursing dogs.
The Trust also uses water buffalo at its Three-Cornered Meadow reserve, to the only place in Wales where mousetail (Myosorus minimus) thrives.
As well as the Spreading Hedge Parsley (Torilis arvensis), botanists at the centre have also found growing on the farm two rare members of the buttercup family, the Mousetail (Myosurus minimus) and Corn Buttercup (Ranunculus arvensis).
At the opposite end of the range is the diminutive mousetail arum, arisarum proboscideum.
Slight flooding by not very salty water favors the development of spring flowering annuals that exploit the annual periods of lowered salinity, such as the crucifer Hutchinsia procumbens and a ranunculaceous plant, the mousetail (Myosurus minimus).
As I parked the barrow near my overgrown shade border, I noticed with pleasure that the mousetail arum was in flower.