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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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nigra tussocks were artificially created by transplanting C.
This is also reflected in the weathering status of the petrocalcic horizon, which is much more weathered under the Stipa tussocks than under bare areas, because water reaches the petrocalcic horizon more frequently beneath the Stipa tussock, locally increasing the weathering rate of the hard-pan.
This results indicate that grazing severity of 70% it is not possible to be achieved for this tussock forming species and any insistence to doing so will be harmful for both; grazing animals and plants, since the great pressure to remove practically all pasture leaf area will probably negatively impact animal performance and plant regrowth process.
The country here was still open, with clumps of mallee 15 to 18 feet high as at Wymlet, almost flat, with an absence of pines, and with a little "Porcupine"--a most appropriate name for the grass tussocks named on departmental plans "Spinifex" and by the Plant Records Committee "False Spinifex.
Some clamber over walls, others make bright tussocks in the spring garden or even form substantial evergreen structures.
It can be easily recognised from other trachelines by the elongate habitus and anterior legs, and pale colouration with a dark median abdominal stripe, adaptations to its apparent preferred microhabitat at the base of grass tussocks.
It's an evergreen with a cool bluish hue with blends well with other darker plants and won't invade your flowerbed as it isquite compact, with its small neat tussocks of foliage.
In simulations, the active root zone for nutrient uptake of tussocks of Agropyron desertorum was divided into 1000 equal-sized cells in the two horizontal dimensions.
In semi-arid landscapes every patch, from large tree groves to small grass tussocks, functions as a bank from which water and nutrient resources can be withdrawn by organisms of all kinds.
Pintail, Wigeon and Teal were numerous around Malltraeth Cob Pools and a male Sparrowhawk harassed the Common Snipe roosting amongst the tussocks at the water margins.
Probably because they are more easily restrained, the fescues, particularly those with brilliant blue green tussocks, attract the greatest attention.
Stipa is a great choice with its dense, neat tussocks of slender leaves bearing flowers in loose, open panicles towering above the foliage in late summer.