tussock grass


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tussock grass

n
(Plants) Austral and NZ any of several pasture grasses of the genus Poa
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tus′sock grass`


n.
any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps.
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tussock grass

nRispengras nt
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Catching one's eye is a scenic light green tussock grass, which cheerfully basks under the beauty of the clear blue skies.
There is bog myrtle, that finely perfumed sign of intractable ground, and there is tussock grass - lots of it - but there is no track.
In catchment GH1, dominant vegetation cover explained 21% of the variation in MWD, with higher MWD values in shrub than tussock grass dominated plots (Fig.
With panoramic views of swaying tussock grass and the vast crystalline expanse of the Southern Ocean, Tasmania's beautiful Cape Grim peninsula is an unlikely reference point for the scientific world.
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It was steep, boulder-strewn country filled with slippery tussock grass, along with lots of "Spaniards." This plant is so named due to the fact that the plant's tips stab you like the swords of the British arch enemy, Spain, frequently drawing blood.
The inviting valley floor we had looked over that morning turned out to be a maze of tussock grass. Knee-high grass clumps, randomly spaced over soft muskeg, extended in all directions.
Sea lions seem to lurk behind every wiry mound of tussock grass and, once disturbed, they give chase with alarming speed, fins rotating like the blades on a propeller.
Fire frequency regulates tussock grass composition, structure and resilience in endangered temperate woodlands.
Late flowering grasses such as Stipa gigantea (giant oats), molinia (fountain grass), and chionochloa rubra (red tussock grass) look wonderful in autumn sunshine.
Late flowering grasses such as Stipa gigantea (giant oats), molinia ( fountain grass), and chionochloa rubra (red tussock grass) look wonderful in autumn sunshine.
Then runners tackled the strength-sapping tussock grass of Elan Valley.