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alkali grass

Definition of the noun alkali grass

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  1. plant of western North America having grasslike leaves and greenish-white flowers
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Zigadenus elegans
    • more generic terms: death camas / zigadene = any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers
    • member of: genus Zigadenus / Zigadenus = genus of mostly North American poisonous plants
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Phrases with alkali grass

  1. Polar Alkali Grass
  2. Parish's Alkali Grass
  3. Porsild's Alkali Grass
  4. Spreading Alkali Grass
  5. Rosenkrantz's Alkali Grass

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

alkali grass alkaloid (Family Anatidae) and, to a lesser extent, other ducks, loons, mergansers, geese, and gulls in North America. The disease is caused by ingestion of vegetation contaminated with botulinum toxin, type C produced by Clostridium botultnum. Tens of thousands of birds die in most years, but losses in the western United States may reach a million or more during great outhreaks. 2: a chronic disease of livestock marked by emaciation, rigidity, and anemia due to grazing ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

alkali grass alkaliphobe to a lesser extent, loons, mergansers, gees, and gulls, in North America. The disease is caused by ingestion of vegetation contaminated with the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, type C. (type C botulinum toxin) . Tens of thousands of birds die in most years, but losses in the western United States may reach a million or more during great outbreaks. 2: a chronic disease of livestock marked by emaciation, stiffness, and anemia due to grazing on plants with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (2003)

a Alkali grass (Puccinellia sp.)a Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) a Zoysiagrass ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alkali grass Botany, a tall plant, Zigadenus elegans, having grasslike leaves and clusters of greenish-white flowers; widespread in western North America. alkali hydroxide Chemistry, see alkali. alkali lake Hydrology, a salt lake containing large quantities of dissolved sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate in addition to sodium chloride. Also, alkaline lake. alkali-lime index Petrology, in a sequence of igneous rocks, the weight percentage of silica when the weight percentages of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Corresponding to coldstage records butin contrastto the current warmstage, alkali grass(Puccinellia) was amongthemostabundant plant taxa in theEemianmacrofossil spectra. All theindicators ofdryness and fluctuating groundwater andlake levels ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

Alkali grass, Distichlis. Alkaloids, compounds of C, H, N, with or without O, of alkaline reaction. Many here given are now classed under the more definite title of purine bases.

Google previewThe Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)

by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker

Alkali grass and quack grass are basophile weeds. BCF: Abbreviation for bioconcentration factor, a measure of the tendency for a substance ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

No endemic vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, mammals, or arthropods are known from the CAA, but several species are confined to the Archipelago and Greenland, such as Peary caribou, the alkali grass Puccinellia brugge- mannii, the moth Gynaephora groenlandica, and the wolf spider Alopecosa exasperans. Also, at least one undescribed species of spider has been found on Banks Island. Russian and Beringian Islands The Russian arctic islands can be divided into five main ...

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