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Either of two perennial grasses of western North America (Sporobolus wrightii or S. airoides), used for forage.

[American Spanish zacatón, from zacate, coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl, grass, straw.]


(Plants) a coarse grass, Sporobolus wrightii, of the southwestern US and Mexico, grown for hay and pasture
[American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl]
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is located in Sacaton, Arizona," and that "[t]here is a second court office located in the west end of the ...
In Arizona, the department of transportation of the Gila River Indian Community needed to replace the existing Sacaton Road (Route 7) Bridge over the Gila River.
The well-drained soils of the upland areas immediately surrounding the cienega support shrubland dominated by Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolos airoides) and Four Wing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens), and include Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosd), Big Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolos wrightii), and Tobosa (Hilaria muticd).
Como es bien sabido, sobre todo en la cultura hohokam de las fases Gila, Santa Cruz y Sacaton, se tejieron los lazos mas fuertes.
We found seven plant species that occurred exclusively in areas without livestock; these included scarlet hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus coccineus), West Indian shrub verbena (Lantana urticoides), bicolor fanmustard (Nerisyrenia camporum), purple threeawn (Aristida purpurea), lovegrass (Eragrostis species), tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus), and alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides).
Attendees took advantage of quality networking time in addition to group activities, including a tour of Gila River Sand & Gravel's Santan Plant and a community service project at the Wellington Ranch, both located in Sacaton within the Gila River Indian Community.
repens), tobossa grass (Pleuraphis mutica), alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), seahead (Frankenia gypsophila), and prairie clover (Dalea gypsophila).
Carol Schurz is a councilwoman for the Gila River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona.
For example, part of the guayule shrub used in the Firestone/ Bridgestone Sacaton plant ("Salinas") consisted of over 10-year-old stands of various lines, which were found to contain at least 12% extractable high quality rubber.
The valley has a low western gradient of 579 feet, with the reservation portion of the valley containing a number of significant landforms, including the Sierra Estrella, Salt River, Santan, and Sacaton Mountains.
(2003), the seed viability, as measured by germination, was reduced for Sacaton citrumelo seeds when the moisture content was dropped below 12%.
(big sacaton), Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees (Wilson & Wheeler 2010) Pygospina spinata Caldwell, Washingtonia robusta H.