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bent grass,

any species of the genus Agrostis of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
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 family), chiefly slender, delicate plants native to cool climates. Many are used for forage or lawns. Important species naturalized from Europe include the creeping bent (A. palustris), a lawn and putting-green grass; colonial bent (A. tenuis), frequently used in lawn mixtures; and especially, redtop (A. alba), called also fiorin and herd's-grass. Redtop, a perennial with reddish panicles, is much used (often mixed with clover) for pasture and hay in NE America; it is also effective in erosion control. The cloud grass (A. nebulosa), native to Spain, is cultivated for use as an everlastingeverlasting
or immortelle
, names for numerous plants characterized by papery or chaffy flowers that retain their form and often their color when dried and are used for winter bouquets and decorations.
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. Bent grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.


1. Same as bent frame.
2. A rhizomatous grass, used where a resilient velvety texture is required.
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Slated for a mid-April completion date and to reopen on May 22, Meadows will feature new T-1 bentgrass greens for a pristine putting surface, which is the same turf used on Meadows' sister courses C Woodlands Golf Course and the Top 100, championship Crosswater Golf Course.
Creeping bentgrass is one of the species best adapted to use on golf course fairways and putting greens because of its tolerance to low mowing.
After changing the greens from bentgrass to a fast, TifEagle Bermuda grass, the course was ready to open at the end of July.
Open and Arizona Open, the Oro Valley parkland-style 18-hole golf course boasts Bentgrass greens and overseeded Bermuda fairways and roughs during the winter months.
For example, creeping bentgrass is a perennial weed with extraordinarily light pollen that cross-pollinates with at least twelve other species of grass.
Plant scientists have developed Roundup Ready creeping bentgrass, which is used on putting greens throughout the United States.
The insect is also a serious pest that feeds on creeping bentgrass, Agrostis palustris Huds.
Chinch bugs have a more restricted diet, as their primary focus is on bluegrass and bentgrass.
As the name suggests, the striking feature of the course is the vast expanses of sand which contrast with the luxuriant green bentgrass fairways.
In the cool-season region of the US, golf course managers traditionally grow creeping bentgrass on putting greens and favour Kentucky bluegrass, creeping bentgrass, or perennial ryegrass for fairways.
The objectives of this study were to determine the types of nocturnal predators in putting greens and determine which taxa are involved in predation of black cutworm larvae (Agrotis ipsilon Hufnagel) in close-mown bentgrass.
Almost everywhere one looks these days in central Arkansas, courses are giving up on their bentgrass greens and turning to Champion Bermudagrass.