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Types of American grasses

a study of the American species of grasses described by Linnæus, Gronovius, Sloane, Swartz, and Michaux.
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StatementBy A. S. Hitchcock.
SeriesSmithsonian institution. United States national museum. Contributions from the United States national herbarium., vol. XII, pt. 3
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LC ClassificationsQK1 .U5 vol. 12, pt. 3
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Paginationv, 113-158, v p.
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Open LibraryOL234698M
LC Control Numberagr08000668
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Types of American Grasses; A Study of the American Species of Grasses Described by Linnaeus, Gronovius, Sloane, Swartz, and Michaux Paperback – by Albert Spear Hitchcock (Author) See all 2 Types of American grasses book and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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This booklet identifies the 15 most common annual and perennial grasses in Midwestern pastures: the predominant seeded midwestern grasses, the most common native pasture grasses (quackgrass and Kentucky bluegrass), and a few annual weedy grasses.

Grasses suitable for cold regions are species of grass that grow exceptionally well in colder northern states. Popular types of cold season grasses include tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, rough bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass.

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Choose the best ornamental grasses for your climate, soil and growing purpose. These are our recommendations for ornamental grass varieties best-suited to containers, moist soils, shady areas, adding late-season color to the landscape, creating privacy screens and creating wildlife habitat.

Many Grass Species can grow back quickly after a fire has swept through the Grassland, and some have seeds that can grow after being burned in a fire Grasslands tend to produce larger amounts of new growth if subjected to some type of repeated disturbance, usually grazing or fire, that prevents the accumulation of a thick layer of dead litter.

Cheatgrass and other invasive annual grasses continue to expand into the sagebrush ecosystem in the West and are fueling larger and more frequent wildfires. The life cycle of cheatgrass differs from most native grasses in that it dries out early in the season while native grasses are.

Grasses of South America — native species of Poaceae. Subcategories. This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

Bunchgrasses of South America‎ (34 P) A. Ornamental Grasses. Mention this diverse group of plants and you will evoke a variety of mental images for American gardeners.

Amber waves of grain, prairie scenes, marsh grasses or the blanket of sea oats along our coasts. Ornamental grasses are a very popular group of plants which have become an integral part of many southern gardens. Related: Types of Bermuda Grass | Types of Lawn Tools | Types of Yard Grass | Alternatives to Grass for Backyards Aurea (Carex elata).

This grass is also called the Bowles’ Golden Sedge and grows up to 18 inches tall and three feet in width.

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It is resistant to deer and wet conditions and it has shiny yellow blades and fine green edges that elegantly reach towards the ground. Desert Grasses. Thomas R. Van Devender and Mark A. Dimmitt. The grass family Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) has s species and to genera.

Only the sunflower (Asteraceae, or Compositae), legume (Fabaceae, or Leguminosae), and orchid (Orchidaceae) families are larger. Two basic types of grasses exist in the United States; warm-season grasses and cool-season grasses.

In the Northeast, cool-season grasses are grown due to their need for cold winters and warm or hot summers. The most commonly grown cool-season grasses in the Northeast include Kentucky and rough bluegrasses. Glossary. Annual: A plant that completes its life cycle and dies within a year.

Awn: A bristle characteristic of the spikelets in some grasses. Bunchgrass: Plant has no stolons or rhizomes and consequently grows in a bunch rather than spreading. Inflorescence: Flower structure of a grass plant. Node: A joint where a leaf is or was attached to a stem.

Panicle: A type of flower in which the. “The detailed descriptions of ornamental grasses and evocative examples of their use in the landscape offer something for gardeners of all levels of expertise and experience.” —American Gardener “Opening chapters discuss the global significance, botany and beauty of grasses.

Design, cultivation and maintenance are also detailed. That you cannot open any architecture or gar­dening magazine without seeing ornamental or native grasses prominently featured is a testament to just how far these versatile plants have come.

Just a handful of varieties were available when the perennial boom of the late s and ’90s exploded onto the American gardening scene. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by American poet Walt Whitman (–), each poem of which is loosely connected and represents the celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity.

Though first published inWhitman spent most of his professional life writing and rewriting Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death.

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The Three Types of North American Grasslands. In the United States and Canada there are three types of grasslands (or prairies): Tall Grass Prairie: The Tall Grass Prairie lies mainly in the eastern portion of the Midwest.

The grasses here often grow to be five feet .Index of Grasses (Poaceae) in Minnesota. Other Types of Grass for Zone 5. Below are some additional cold hardy grasses for zone 5 landscapes: Purple Moor Grass (Molina caerulea) – Purple or yellow flowers, pale green grass turning brown in autumn.

Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa) – Purple, silver, gold and greenish-yellow blooms, dark green foliage.