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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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Also, wiry Bermuda rough has replaced the old bent grass and even though the rough will be cut shorter this year, between two and three inches, it should still cause problems.
The greens, for example, are all bent grass, giving a smooth and consistent roll.
Not ideal conditions for growing a lawn in the front yard, much less bent grass and poa annua on a championship golf course that is hosting this week's Target World Challenge.
5 to 3 inches, but bent grass and Bermuda grass should be cut at 1 to 1.
Dick Nugent crafted White Hawk on 250 acres of woods, prairies, creeks and wetlands, with the course planted in bent grass.
The 10 courses used for the Pacific Amateur range from Aspen Lakes - with bent grass fairways and volcanic red cinder bunkers set among the ponderosa pines on the outskirts of Sisters, to Widgi Creek - a Robert Muir Graves layout adjacent to the Deschutes River on the road to Mount Bachelor.
McBroom has chosen bent grass for the tees, greens and fairways, with imported Ohio sand for bunkers, making this the first bent grass course in this part of the world.
involved little more than cutting the native fescue, bent grass and rye.
Cool-season grasses include bent grass, fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and ryegrass.
June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 8, 2013 Orchard Lake Country Club reopened its newly restored golf course featuring a classic design reimagined by world renowned architect Keith Foster with state of the art bent grass greens and bunker construction.
A restaurant and a bar and grill, along with a bent grass practice green, Zoysia practice range and pro shop, help complete the Cooper's Hawk experience.