from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any grass of the genus Erianthus, the name alluding to the very showy feathery panicles of several species; woolly beard-grass. For the ornamental E. Ravennæ, see Erianthus. E. saccharoides, of the southern United States, also deserves culture for decorative purposes. E. alopecuroides, found from New Jersey to Texas on the coast plain, is the spiral-awned or fox-tail plume-grass.
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