from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of grasses, including several hundred species, some of which are valuable; panic grass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large and polymorphous genus of grasses.
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- n. panic grass
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Syamaka is a variety of paddy called Panicum frumentaceum.
Switchgrass, scientifically called Panicum virgatum, is a warm season perennial grass that is part of the larger group of North American tallgrasses.
Perennial desert species, such as Panicum turgidum and Aristida sieberana, alternate with typical Sahelian grassland.
Dominant grass genera of seasonally flooded clayey depressions (‘tandos’) include Hyparhenia, Ischaemum and Setaria, while species such as Panicum curatellifolia, Uapaca nitida and Syzigium guineense are common woody species of the ecoregion.
The savanna grasslands consist mainly of Panicum, Ctenium, Andropogon, Elionurus and Cymbopogon species varied by thickets of Bauhinia, Combretum and Gardenia species.
Panicum virgatum is a native grass, and this variety, “Ruby Ribbons,” grows more red as the summer continues.
Panicum virgatum, commonly called switch grass, is native to this area and thrives in all types of soils.
If you want a taller grass that can be seen by drivers, there is a blue variety (Panicum virgatum "Heavy Metal") that grows four to five feet tall with blue-green grass blades.
" Look now, " she said, pointing at Panicum virgatum, or Dallas Blues, a North American switch grass.
In the drier Sahel-Saharan transition zone, the tree species include Maerua crassifolia and Leptadenia pyrotechnica with the herbs Panicum turgidum, Lasiurus hirsutus and Aerva javanica.