quaking grass


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quaking grass,

any plant of the genus Briza, annuals or perennials of the 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), cultivated for the graceful clusters of seeds, which vibrate in a breeze and are used in 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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 bouquets. The plants are native to temperate regions of Europe and South America and are now widely naturalized in North America. Quaking 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.
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Y crydwellt ydi'r enw swyddogol ar hwn yn Gymraeg; Briza media ydi'r enw gwyddonol a quaking grass yn Saesneg.
Ornamental grasses are an ideal starting point, particularly foxtail millet, hare's tail and quaking grass.
6 : QUAKING GRASS (Briza media russells) This lovely new form of quaking grass has delicate flower heads that tremble in the slightest breeze.
At the eastern end of the dene is one of the finest meadows in County Durham, with more than 40 plant species per square metre, including fairy flax, quaking grass, and dyers greenweed, which attract large numbers of butterflies and is best seen in July and August.
Lower livestock numbers have lead to a spread of quaking grass in one field and greater butterfly orchids in another.
As, too, do Timothy grass, quaking grass, canary grass, hair grass and hare's tail grass.
The meadow sections also accommodate plants such as orchids, wild thyme, autumn gentian, small scabious, kidney vetch, quaking grass, burnet saxifrage, thrift, harebells, rock rose, cowslip and primrose,