bunch grass


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any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat

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Bufflegrass (Pennisetum ciliare), a perennial bunch grass from Africa introduced as cattle feed, has been planted in rangelands in Texas, occupies more than 2 million acres in Sonora, Mexico, and is invading other desert lands in Arizona expansion to the north and into higher elevations has been limited by winter cold.
Fewer than 600 remain because the bunch grass is being bulldozed to make way for new grazing for sheep and cattle.
Observed Captain Fremont nine years later, "The mountains were covered with good bunch grass, and the water of the streams was cold and pure; their bottoms were handsomely wooded with various kinds of trees.
Great herds of horses were contentedly feeding on the rich bunch grass.
According to local historians, the name Horse Heaven Hills was first used in 1857 when cowboy James Kinney woke up to discover his herd had wandered up the hillside and into an upland plain where they were munching on succulent bunch grass.
Aligned with Kidd's acclaimed design approach, the heathland style golf course and resort community will blend into the natural surroundings of bunch grass, manzanita, rock outcroppings and gorgeous mountain views.
When my great grandfather moved to Douglas County in 1898 to start farming, prairie bunch grass was stirrup high on the horses and sage grouse were abundant," says John McLean, Chair of the Foster Creek Conservation District in north-central Washington.
Until about 1930, however, wildfires rarely hit the area -- largely because the native ecosystems featured such low-ignition plants as sage-brush, bunch grass, pinyon pines and junipers.
LANCASTER - Volunteers will pitch in on the 32nd Earth Day to plant Joshua tree seedlings and native bunch grass at two state parks, restoring the native vegetation removed by farmers decades ago.
On Sunday, leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley Sierra Club led a group of about 35 hikers through the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park in Rice Canyon, filled with flowering ash trees, tall bunch grass and fragrant purple sage along the canyon edges within half a mile of the Golden State Freeway off the Calgrove exit.