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star grass

or star·grass (stär′grăs′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Hypoxis, having grasslike leaves and star-shaped, white or yellow flowers.
2. See colicroot.

star grass

n
(Plants) any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers

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n.
any of various grasslike plants having star-shaped flowers or a starlike arrangement of leaves, as the North American plant Hypoxis hirsuta, of the amaryllis family.
[1680–90]
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Noun1.star grass - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colicstar grass - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
ague grass, ague root, Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot - colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
2.star grass - any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America
genus Hypoxis, Hypoxis - small plants that resemble amaryllis and that grow from a corm and bear flowers on a leafless stalk; sometimes classified as member of the family Amaryllidaceae: star grass
American star grass, Hypoxis hirsuta - perennial star grass of North America
cormous plant - plant growing from a corm
3.star grass - trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regionsstar grass - trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Cynodon, genus Cynodon - creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa
4.star grass - perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill
finger grass - any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils
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Fibrolytic enzymes improve performance in steers fed sugarcane and stargrass. Livestock Production Science 82: 249-254.
Gomez-Vazquez A, Perez J, Mendoza GD, Aranda E, Hernandez A (2003) Fibrolytic exogenous enzymes improve performance in steers fed sugar cane and stargrass. Livest.
Dehydratation curve and chemical-bromatologic composition of stargrass (Cynodon nlemfunesis Vanderyst) hay in function of the baling process moisture content.
Stargrass. Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, EUA: University of Florida.
According to AREU the four types of grasses evaluated as substrate singly and with standard supplementation yielded greater than 150g of fresh mushrooms per fruiting bags of 0.75kg with the highest yield of 174.95g obtained from Stargrass with standard supplementation.The grasses mixed with bagasse also gave promising results.
Our group is been using an experimental model were the low quality tropical grass forage available during winter under grazing conditions is simulated with the ad libitum feeding of late cutting of Stargrass hay.
Aranda IE, Mendoza MGD, Garcia BC, Castrejon F (2001) Growth of heifers grazing stargrass complemented with sugar cane, urea and a protein supplement.
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Nitrogen fertilization and stocking rate affect stargrass pasture and cattle performance.