Phalaris


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Noun1.Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowersPhalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
gardener's garters, lady's laces, Phalaris arundinacea, reed canary grass, ribbon grass - perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
birdseed grass, canary grass, Phalaris canariensis - Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
Harding grass, hardinggrass, Phalaris aquatica, Phalaris tuberosa, toowomba canary grass - perennial grass of Australia and South Africa; introduced in North America as forage grass
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By all these means it was easy to establish a tyranny, if they chose it; for their power was ready at hand, either by their being kings, or else by enjoying the honours of the state; thus Phidon at Argos and other tyrants enjoyed originally the kingly power; Phalaris and others in Ionia, the honours of the state.
Concerning the degree of harmful materials influence in plants; respectively, Medicago sativa, lotus conrniculatus, Trifolium arundinaceae, Trifolium pratense, phalaris arundinaceae, phleum pratense and Dactylis glomerata were observed.
Swynford, Phalaris, Pharos, Colorado, Fairway, Hyperion and Alycidon were among the champions bred by Derby who became outstanding sires, and their descendants and those of many of his other stallions and broodmares became cornerstones of top-class breeding throughout the world.
Grasses growing at this site were Phalaris arundinacea (abundant), Festuca subverticillata, Elymus villosus, and Leersia virginica.
Invasive species are also affecting the Lower Wisconsin, including European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Asiatic honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea).
In contrast, water soluble carbohydrate concentration, dry matter digestibility, and forage yield in perennial ryegrass (Humphreys, 1989), as well as alkaloid concentration in reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundincea L.) (Hovin and Marten, 1975) have shown similar responses in seeded sward plots and spaced plants.
Allelopathic effects of invasive weed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) were studied by using whole plant leaf and root aqueous extracts at 0 2.5 5.0 7.5 and 10% (w/v) concentrations against germination and early seedling growth of wild oat (Avena fatua L.) and canary grass (Phalaris minor Retz.).
Likewise, Akbar and Javaid (2012a, b) found that metabolites of Drechslera species were very effective against two problematic grassy weeds of wheat namely Avena fatua and Phalaris minor.
This acidic soil ([pH.sub.water] 4.4, [pH.sub.Ca] 3.8) had been under a phalaris-based (Phalaris aquatica) pasture for the past 15 years, receiving annual additions of superphosphate.
The flood zone transect was dominated by facultative wet+ Persicaria pensylvanica (W = -4), Solidago altissima, and the exotic facultative wet+ Phalaris arundinacea L.
He not only has neither Northern Dancer nor Native Dancer in his background, he is also not from the male line of Phalaris, something rare enough these days, and that ancestor - a ubiquitous presence in pedigrees normally found in numerous areas - appears only twice in his seventh generation.