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canary grass

or ca·nar·y·grass (kə-nâr′ē-grăs′)
n.
Any of several grasses of the genus Phalaris, especially the annual P. canariensis of the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands, widely grown for its seed, used as food for cage birds.

canary grass

n
1. (Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, esp P. canariensis, that is native to Europe and N Africa and has straw-coloured seeds used as birdseed
2. (Plants) reed canary grass a related plant, Phalaris arundinacea, used as fodder throughout the N hemisphere

canar′y grass`


n.
a grass, Phalariscanariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seeds used as food for cage birds.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canary grass - Canary Islands grasscanary grass - Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phalaris, Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
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Singh (1995) Littleseed Canarygrass Resistance to Isoproturon in India.
This wetland is sown with a plant known as reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) that can be used when the objective is treatment of wastes rather than just dewatering.
The purpose of this research was to test the hypothesis that Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) exhibits allelopathic tendencies upon neighboring plants.
They surveyed reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea), which is not known to grow in standing water, along the streambanks to determine normal stream water elevations.
ophiobolin A 6- epi-ophiobolin A anhydro-6- epi-ophiobolin A and ophiobolin I from Drechslera gigantea Heald and Wolf which were very effective against several grassy and dicotyledonous weeds including animated oat (Avena ludoviciana Dur.) annual canarygrass (Phalaris canariensis L.) lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.) and common sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus L.).
Another $0.4 million went for managing reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea).
ex Steud.) and Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) were observed in a few scattered locations, and few plants of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) were observed.
All of these missing markers (n = 66) were in the floodplain, which today is a stand of reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.).
The sheep were assigned to two dietary treatments; one rice straw (Oriza japonica L.) only diet (RS-diet) and the other a mixed hay diet (MH-diet) of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinaceae L.) at a 60:40 ratio (Table 1).
Non-native plants such as canarygrass often start growing in a region when travelers walk through and carry seeds on their clothes and boots.
This includes smooth bromegrass, reed canarygrass, orchardgrass, ryegrass, timothy (Figures 17-22 and 17-23), and tall fescue.
Aside from switchgrass, on which he's built an entire breeding program, Casler is also eyeing the promise of other low-input grasses, such as smooth bromegrass, orchardgrass, and reed canarygrass. He thinks they've got the potential to feed both cows and the country's enormous energy appetite.