from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grass (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) with long bristly awns that is native to Europe and has become naturalized in western North America.
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- n. A type of bristly grass native to Europe
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Today, cheatgrass, medusahead wildrye, and sagebrush occur and stock carrying capacity is low; native grasses are much rarer and vegetative regeneration capacity is more limited than in the cooler Ecoregion 12g.
Shallow, clayey soils are common and often support medusahead wildrye, cheatgrass, and scattered shrubs.
It suggested that current California and other western states, infestations of medusahead have marched across rangeland habitats like the Genghis Khan of grasses.
An Emirates, July 26/PRNewswire/-- It is estimated that approximately one in three UAE residents will spend their summer holidays in the country in 2009 compared California and other western states, infestations of medusahead have marched across rangeland habitats like the Genghis Khan of grasses.
It's just as fire adapted as cheatgrass or medusahead.
• a strategy to restore sustainable bunchgrass to Central Oregon rangeland overrun with invasive cheatgrass and medusahead;