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  • n. Plural form of bunchgrass.


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  • Interspersed among the bunchgrasses were a rich array of annual and perennial grasses and forbs, the latter creating extraordinary flowering displays during certain years.

    California Central Valley grasslands

  • Cottonwoods along the rivers made the tallest vegetative layer, and on the surrounding prairies grew shoulder-high sage and greasewood, punctuated by the bunchgrasses close to the ground.

    Bird Cloud

  • The vegetation is sagebrush steppe; bunchgrasses, including bluebunch wheatgrass, are generally associated with Wyoming big sagebrush except in overgrazed areas where they have been depleted and replaced by cheatgrass.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • Western juniper grows on shallow, rocky soils with an understory of low sagebrush, big sagebrush, bitterbrush, and bunchgrasses.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • In the canyons, bunchgrasses, Wyoming big sagebrush, and cheatgrass grow on rocky, colluvial soil.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • It is dominated by Wyoming big sagebrush but perennial bunchgrasses occur and become increasingly common northward as available moisture increases.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • Wyoming big sagebrush, black sagebrush, bluebunch wheatgrass, and Idaho fescue are abundant; bunchgrasses are more common than in Ecoregion 80b.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • Associated cool season bunchgrasses increase to the north in Ecoregion 13c, but they are less abundant than in Ecoregions 80a and 80g, which may be considered to be sagebrush steppe.

    Ecoregions of Nevada (EPA)

  • Bluebunch wheatgrass is generally associated with Wyoming big sagebrush, except where bunchgrasses have been depleted by grazing and replaced by cheatgrass.

    Ecoregions of Nevada (EPA)

  • Frequent burning of the zacatón bunchgrasses, which the rabbit uses to construct and protect its burrows, as well as ever-increasing encroachment of settlements from the expansion of Mexico City, pose a threat to the survival of this charismatic species.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands


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