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  • n. any grass of the genus Oryzopsis


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  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Beneath fields of tamarisk and prickly pear, Indian ricegrass, snakeweed, and Russian thistle, a plume of contaminated water stretched for a subterranean mile.3 The stream, half again as wide as it was long, contained about 4.5 million polluted gallons from the ore itself and the various chemicals that VCA poured through it to draw the uranium out.

    Yellow Dirt

  • Potential natural vegetation includes needle-and-thread grass, western wheatgrass, blue grama, Indian ricegrass, and other mixedgrass species.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Potential natural vegetation is mainly Gardner saltbush, western wheatgrass, bluebunch wheatgrass, Indian ricegrass, birdfoot sagebrush, and Sandberg bluegrass.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • Cool season grasses, including bluebunch wheatgrass, dominate the understory in the north, but are replaced by warm season grasses, such as Indian ricegrass, in the south.

    Ecoregions of Nevada (EPA)

  • Shadscale, fourwing saltbush, mormon tea, Indian ricegrass, galleta, and blue and black gramas are typical.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Higher elevation slopes have some pinyon-juniper savanna with an understory of blue grama, dropseeds, Indian ricegrass, and bottlebrush squirreltail grasses.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Shadscale, saltbush, some sand sagebrush, and drought tolerant grasses including galleta grass and Indian ricegrass occur.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Native grasses included alkali sacaton, galleta grass, poverty threeawn, sand dropseed, and Indian ricegrass.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Blackbrush, shadscale, and drought tolerant grasses including galleta and Indian ricegrass occur.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)


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