from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of grasses, of the tribe Festuceæ and subtribe Eufestuceæ.
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The main grasses are bluestem, panicums, and longleaf uniola.
The grass around was very long, and mostly of very coarse descriptions, consisting chiefly of a species of uniola growing in tufts, agrostis with creeping roots and broad blades; the horses seemed to like the uniola best.
The grass here consisted principally of agrostis, near the river, where the land is occasionally inundated, and of uniola, a little further back, growing in tufts.
The river was bordered with a fringe of willows and canes, among which were interspersed a few plants; and scattered about on the marsh was a species of _uniola_, closely allied to _U. spicata_ of our sea - coast.
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