tussock grass


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tussock grass

n
(Plants) Austral and NZ any of several pasture grasses of the genus Poa

tus′sock grass`


n.
any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps.
Translations

tussock grass

nRispengras nt
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The inviting valley floor we had looked over that morning turned out to be a maze of tussock grass.
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.
Then runners tackled the strength-sapping tussock grass of Elan Valley.
In part, the different responses of plants to fire depend on the location of critical tissues within the vegetation structure: fire temperatures vary considerably from ground to canopy within a tussock grass community (Ramsay & Oxley 1996).
Seed production and dispersal in the semi-arid tussock grass Stipa tenacissima L.
However, there may have been two species of grass present as the large tussock grass found in wadis is locally known only as S.
They had a particular liking for the desert tussock grass that the Moors call sabat, and judging by their uncontrollable excitement, they could detect it from a distance of at least 100 metres, even in the dark.
Rabbits are destroying the tall tussock grass that regulates the temperature of the nesting burrows and also provides critical cover from predators.
As for the big open spaces, there's nothing I like more than a coastal walk on a sunny, windy summer's day watching dolphins cruising around in the kelp, seals lazing in the tussock grass, penguins going busily about their business and, if you're lucky, an albatross.
It took us just over 20 minutes to drop down out of the high country to the edge of the snow line where patches of tussock grass became visible, protruding through the ice.