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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
..... Click the link for more information. family), cultivated for the graceful clusters of seeds, which vibrate in a breeze and are used in everlastingeverlasting
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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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