One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
A grass that grows in clumps.
Schizachyrium and other genera, family Gramineae: several species, especially S. scoparium, used for grazing and in erosion control, especially on the Great Plains
- ‘Festuca arizonica, Arizona fescue, in the subfamily Pooidaceae, is a dense, perennial bunch grass that reproduces primarily by seed and is native and widespread in the Southwest.’
- ‘Dennis had waded through the bunch grass and cactus and walked home before the EMS and police came.’
- ‘Think of the two halves of Iron Creek: on the desiccated west side grow sagebrush and prickly pear, on the well-managed east side grow prairie June Grass, needle and thread, western wheatgrass, blue bunch grass, and many other species.’
- ‘Ponderosa pine spire a ridge lush in some of the best native bunch grass habitat I have ever seen.’
- ‘Control of a non-native plant, the sandbur weed, has been very effective in restoring the duck's nesting habitat, which includes native bunch grass.’
- ‘The pace is deliberately slow to give the llamas time to nip the spiky bunch grass along the way.’
- ‘Perennial ryegrass is a bunch grass suitable for hay, silage, or pasture.’
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