tussock


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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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The skink was basking amongst snowgrass tussocks in a revegetated wheel rut of an old track at 1530 m elevation.
On that basis, the aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of beef heifers, for breeding at 24 months old, in a natural grassland under continuous and rotational grazing using the forage mass above eight cm and 50% of the leaf blades mass of tussocks, during the autumn-winter period.
When we arrived in the marsh, tussocks of cordgrass and black need-lerush poked up here and there from the glassy water.
The inviting valley floor we had looked over that morning turned out to be a maze of tussock 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.
Degradation of these high country tussock grasslands with the advent of European colonisation and rangeland pastoralism in the late 1850s is widely reported.
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Late flowering grasses such as Stipa gigantea (giant oats), molinia ( fountain grass), and chionochloa rubra (red tussock grass) look wonderful in autumn sunshine.
The functional groups of chamaephytes and therophytes II were associated with wetter sites, while the groups of non-tussock hemicriptophytes I, tussock hemicriptophytes (FG4), and geophytes (FG5) were associated to the drier ones.
Victoria Miller, 10, of Connecticut, who was in the area visiting relatives with her mother, Alina Miller, said her favorite caterpillar was the milkweed tussock, because it is colored blue, has small tentacles, and is soft.