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forb

 (fôrb)
n.
A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.

[From Greek phorbē, fodder, from pherbein, to graze.]

forb

(fɔːb)
n
(Plants) any herbaceous plant that is not a grass
[C20: from Greek phorbē food, from pherbein to graze]

forb

(fɔrb)

n.
any herbaceous plant that is not a grass or not grasslike.
[1920–25; < Greek phorbḗ food, fodder, derivative of phérbein to feed]
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They differ in that the habitat heterogeneity hypothesis predicts an increase in forb species richness, but not necessarily mean forb performance (individual plant growth and reproduction), whereas the competitive release hypothesis also predicts an increase in forb performance.
The Conference Declaration commits participants to defending and promoting FoRB as a universal, inalienable and non-derogable human right for all persons, as individuals and in community with others, through their work and respective institutions, by sharing information and mobilizing effective responses.
The height of the tallest grass and tallest forb and the frequency of grass defoliation were recorded in each quarter (0.
001) and an increase in perennial forb cover and productivity (P < 0.
Vegetation type (grass, forb, bare ground, woody), height, and vertical intercept of woody vegetation (distance from ground to woody species in cm directly over meter-point) was recorded at each meter-point along transects.
Forb and grass species were often present in small quantities in the diet (less than 2%).
Fecal analysis was not able to identify forbs, willow, or shrubs to the species level, but identified all major genera (> 1%) identified by direct observations with the exception of quaking aspen (1.
ABSTRACT -- The establishment of grasslands or wildflower meadows using native grasses and forbs is a possible management option on archaeological sites that are dominated by fescue.
Forb species are so numerous and their taxonomy is so subtle that even professional wildlife experts holding master's degrees and doctorates are unable to name every mystery forb I show them.
Of seven vegetation variables, grass cover best predicted occurrence, followed by forb cover.
Average woody, forb, and grass heights were calculated by measuring the height of the closest vegetation type at ten equally spaced points.