Definition of Foxtail grass

1. Noun. Ground pine thickly covered with bristly leaves; widely distributed in barren sandy or peaty moist coastal regions of eastern and southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Lycopodium Alopecuroides
Generic synonyms: Christmas Green, Ground Pine

2. Noun. Grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes.

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Literary usage of Foxtail grass

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1. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"BRISTLY foxtail grass Spikelets as in Panicum but surrounded by few or many persistent awn- like branches which ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"foxtail grass. A name applied to two very dissimilar grasses of the genera Alopecurus and ... The other class of foxtail grass belongs to the genus Setaria. ..."

3. The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge: With an Appendix on by John Baxter (1830)
"... or Meadow foxtail grass. Specific character of distinction,—Stem erect, smooth ; «pike somewhat panic led ; husks or glumes of the calyx acute ; hairy ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Perennial Foxtail-grass. Fig. 392. Panicum imberbe Poir. in Lam. Encycl. Suppl. 4: 272. 1816. ... Green Foxtail-grass. Fig. 393. ..."

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