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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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Bent grass lines the tees, greens and fairways, and wetlands come into play along holes 5 and 6.
The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will accept proposals from responsible Vendors interested in the management of the bent grass golf course in Eagle Creek State Recreation Area located in Findlay, Illinois.
At the start of 2010, all the greens, heavily criticised by the likes of Retief Goosen in the past, were dug up and replaced with colonial bent grass.
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.
Manuel Francis designed Dunroamin and he transplanted the Vesper velvet bent grass greens he had developed as the superintendent at Vesper CC in Tyngsboro.
In 2001, the well-conditioned bent grass tees, fairways and greens of the front 9-holes were open for play.
The roller simply bends the grass in the direction you're traveling, and the bent grass reflects light differently, creating stripes.
metres of fine, dense creeping bent grass for the new greens.
The Scotts Company, an Ohio-based lawn-care supplier, is developing a "low mow" grass that grows half as fast as normal and a strain of herbicide-resistant Roundup Ready bent grass for golf greens; the latter could be on the market as early as 2003.
The holes at the Greens are built with Crenshaw bent grass.
If you want to mow bent grass to putting-green perfection, for example, buy a seven-blade mower.