from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See spike-grass .
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Other native vegetation is mainly grassland composed of seacoast bluestem, sea-oats, common reed, gulfdune paspalum, and soilbind morning-glory.
Here too are grasses rare and beautiful -- the feathery fox-tail, the tall, loose-branched sea-oats, and many others with names unknown, which you may see ornamenting the famous palmetto hats.
The sands that border it are covered with a network of beautiful convolvulus, tufts of sea-oats with nodding plumes, and picturesque clumps of Spanish bayonet (_Yucca gloriosa_) with pyramids of snowy flowers.