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tussock

a large tuft of grass or a patch of ground held together by roots found in tundra and wet grasslands.
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A record in the literature from Mt Buffalo (Jenkins and Bartell 1980) remains unverified, and brief surveys have failed to detect the species there (Clemann 2011a), although the area contains suitable habitat (typically treeless or lightly treed plains and/or slopes covered in button or tussock grasses, or low heath, or a matrix of these veg etation types).
The management of the natural grassland, both under continuous or rotational grazing during the autumn-winter, using the forage mass above eight cm and 50% of leaf blades mass of tussocks, it does not allow the beef heifers corporal development for breeding at 24 months old.
More than a dozen rails erupted from the tussock as the boat brushed the grass.
Sea lions seem to lurk behind every wiry mound of tussock grass and, once disturbed, they give chase with alarming speed, fins rotating like the blades on a propeller.
In contrast with the reference plot, these plots are grazed by sheep and have had significant modification of their vegetation, from dominantly tall tussocks of the genus Chionochloa to depleted short tussock and herbfield vegetation with the invasion of rabbits and the exotic weed Hieracium pilosella.
In terms of route planning, you want the ice road to be near water sources, but you want to stay away from areas that have tussocks or are really rough," Wieman remarks.
They prefer to find their own nest sites down tunnels dug by mice or in grass tussocks.
I managed to see the Yellowthroat, a wonderful bird, as it flitted down low in a hedge, occasionally creeping out to feed in the tussocks on a field margin.
was discovered by collecting at the base of grass tussocks and ferns.
For the Swedish Parliament's new library she made the National Carpet, a floor of natural stone and she has worked with different materials, from aluminium to juniper wicker and grass tussocks, but she is best known for her clay sculptures.