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hurricane grass

[brought by seeds blown in by a hurricane? ] n. a sedge, Fimbristylis spathecea: 1920 Soon after the hurricane of August 13, 1899 this sedge appeared in clearings and had soon spread as a troublesome weed through cultivated lands, killing out pasture grasses in places; it had therefore come to be called there "Hurricane grass" (Britton 51). (Exuma, Inagua)

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Last update: 2010-10-25 02:35
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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