from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ovine animals, including sheep and goats: same as Ovidæ. See Ovinæ, Caprinæ.
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Dominant taxa here include feathergrass (Stipa baicalensis, S. capillata, and S. grandis), Festuca ovina, Aneurolepidium chinense, Filifolium sibiricuman, and Cleistogenes sqarrosa.
Graminoids include the sedges Kobresia capifolia, K. humilis, and Carex spp. and the grasses Elymus nutans, Festuca ovina, F. rubra, Ptilogrostis coccinna, Poa spp.,
After tea, I ascended the hills overhanging the Lachen valley, which are very bare and stony; large flocks of sheep were feeding on them, chiefly upon small tufted sedges, allied to the English _Carex pilularis, _ which here forms the greatest part of the pasture: the grass grows mixed with it in small tufts, and is the common Scotch mountain pasture-grass (_Festuca ovina_).
* [Besides those before mentioned, there were Fescue-grass (_Festuca ovina_ of Scotland), a strong-scented silky wormwood (_Artemisia_), and round tufts of
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