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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Aveneae — the bent grasses.


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From Latin agrostis


  • Some plants such as Agrostis bentgrass have developed extremely local races that are tolerant of high levels of heavy metals in the soil and are now being used in mine clean-up programs.

    Behe's confusion about falsification - The Panda's Thumb

  • The vegetation is characterized by grasses of the genera Calamagrostis, Agrostis, Hypericum, and genera of tree species such as Polylepis and Escalonia.

    Cordillera Central páramo

  • Two, Ross's bentgrass Agrostis rossiae and Yellowstone sand verbena Abronia ammophila, are endemic.

    Yellowstone National Park, United States

  • On flatter areas between the upland moor and the forest edge are areas of moorland or upland grassland composed of Agrostis producta, Festuca convoluta, Koeleria gracilis, Deschampsia sp.,

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • The dominant grasses at 4,200 m are Agrostis reinwardtii, Deyeuxia brassi, Anthoxantium angustum, Monostachya oreoboloides and Poa callosa.

    Lorentz National Park, Indonesia

  • Valleys and lowlands with higher amounts of water available to vegetation host species of sedges (Eleocharis), rushes (Juncus), grasses (Agrostis, Hordeum, Polypogon) and in saline areas species of halphytic species (Distichlis, Nitrophila, Puccinellina).

    Patagonian steppe

  • The common grasses of the zone are Danthonia cachemyriana, Calamogrostis emodensis, Agrostis pilosula and Trisetum spicatum; the main sedge species are Kobresia roylei and Carex nubigena.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Much of the grassland, as on Soay and Boreray, has a sub-maritime character consisting of Holcus lanatus, Agrostis stolonifera, A. capillaris, Festuca rubia and Anthoxanthum odoratum.

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • There is also an increased abundance of grasses (Agrostis and Festuca), rushes and sedges (Juncus, Carex, Scirpus, and Cyperus), and small, colorful herbs.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • In the ericaceaous and Afroalpine belts are species of Agrostis, Deschampsia, Festuca, Koeleria, Pentaschistis, and Poa.

    Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands


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