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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There mm meadows with perennial bunch grass, beardless wild rye, oat grass, perennial forbs: 22 million acres of such prairie and 500,000 acres of marsh grass.
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.
The hills were clothed with a mat of bunch grass that seemed inexhaustible.
The established cattlemen claimed sheep were destroying the range, trampling the native bunch grass, and pulling up grass by the roots.
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.
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.
The God hypothesis, the immortality solution, merely create more questions, solve nothing of any importance either in the world of thought or in the here and now, this humble everyday existence of men and women, wheelbarrows, sorrow, dogs, bunch grass and windmills.
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.
To Van Schaack, even a relatively nondescript plant such as stipa pulchra, a native perennial bunch grass that the average person might overlook or trample during a hike, has its own character.