from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tufted perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwest United States, used for pasture and hay in arid regions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tufted perennial grass grown in the southwestern United States and Mexico and used for hay and pasture in dry alkaline areas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See zacaton.
Vegetation is dominated by black greasewood, spiny hopsage, bud sagebrush, Wyoming big sagebrush, inland saltgrass, alkali sacaton, and basin wildrye.
Floodplains have alkaline soils that support greasewood, alkali sacaton, seepweed, and shadscale.
The arid climate (just 6 inches of precipitation per year) supports desert shrubs and grasses: greasewood, Gardner saltbush, shadscale, alkali sacaton, and saltgrass.
Natural vegetation includes fourwing saltbush and alkali sacaton.
Native grasses included alkali sacaton, galleta grass, poverty threeawn, sand dropseed, and Indian ricegrass.
Vegetation of alkali sacaton, fourwing saltbush, and greasewood is found in the low areas.
Saltbush species, alkali sacaton, sand dropseed, and mixed grama grasses occur.
The typical desert shrubs and grasses, the dominant creosotebush, along with tarbush, fourwing saltbush, acacias, gyp grama, and alkali sacaton, must withstand large seasonal and diurnal ranges in temperature, low available moisture, and a high evapotranspiration rate.
The typical desert shrubs and grasses growing in these environments, such as creosotebush, tarbush, fourwing saltbush, blackbrush, gyp grama, and alkali sacaton, must withstand large diurnal ranges in temperature, low available moisture, and an extremely high evapotranspiration rate.
Brushy species from adjacent dry uplands occur at the margins, such as honey mesquite, huisache, blackbrush, and lotebush, with some grasses such as multiflowered false rhodesgrass, sacaton, cottontop, and plains bristlegrass.
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