- n. botany A species of grass native to the southwestern United States, Muhlenbergia rigens
- n. botany American perennial herbs with showy flowers in the genus Rhexia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An American genus (Rhexia) of perennial herbs, with opposite leaves, and showy flowers (usually bright purple), with four petals and eight stamens, -- the only genus of the order Melastomaceæ inhabiting a temperate clime.
- deer + grass (Wiktionary)
“Fuegian arrowgrass Tetroncium magellanicium and mossy deergrass Scirpus spp. are the only abundant vascular plants found in bogs, although bog margins show a wider diversity, including various grasses.”
“I’ve been trying to restrict myself to its non-pink cousin, deergrass, because that’s what’s native in my area – but the pink version keeps tempting me.”
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