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On account that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided functional, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of nation dwelling talents quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their extraordinary attractiveness displays the typical hope of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in lifestyle.

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Foxtail grass. From the Greek alopex (fox) and oura (tail), referring to the soft, cylindrical flower panicles. Comprised of nearly 30 annual and perennial species native to north temperate regions and temperate South America. Most are meadow and pasture species of little ornamental value. Only the variegated from of the common foxtail grass, Alopecurus pratensis, is ornamentally significant. Alopecurus pratensis Linnaeus. Meadow foxtail, common foxtail grass. This perennial meadow species is a Eurasian native that has naturalized over much of northern North America.

Needle grass. Native to dry, sunny, gravelly, rocky slopes and chaparral areas at elevations to 5000 ft. (1500 m) mostly in southern California. Flowers in spring, on upright culms 39 40 Achnatherum coronatum in early July at the University of California, Berkeley, Botanical Garden.  < previous page < previous page page_132 page_133 next page > next page > Page 133 36 ft. (12 m) tall. Tufted, leaves mostly basal. Attractive and especially suited to sunny, dry sites. Propagate by seed.

Propagate by seed or by division in spring. Zone 5. 'Lemperg'. Slightly more compact than the type. Propagate by division. 38 39 Achnatherum calamagrostis flowers are silver-green when they first open. Achnatherum coronatum (Thurber) Barkworth. [Stipa coronata Thurber]. Needle grass. Native to dry, sunny, gravelly, rocky slopes and chaparral areas at elevations to 5000 ft. (1500 m) mostly in southern California. Flowers in spring, on upright culms 39 40 Achnatherum coronatum in early July at the University of California, Berkeley, Botanical Garden.

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