Holcus lanatus


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Holcus lanatus

a grass in the plant family Poaceaeae. A common pasture grass of mediocre value which may contain cyanogenic glycosides. Selectively poor absorption of iodine and may predispose to goiter. Called also Yorkshire fog.
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Another method that is relatively widely used is the aerial sowing of cover grasses such as Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire fog) in the autumn prior to planting.
Herbage intake, ingestive behaviour and diet selection, and effects of condensed tannins upon body and wool growth in lambs grazing Lolium perenne and Holcus lanatus swards in summer.
The site is a rough (ungrazed) grassland with a mixture of C3 and C4 grasses, the main species being Holcus lanatus L.