from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grama-grass, Atheropogon curtipendulus, ranging from New Jersey to the Rocky Mountains and southward into Mexico. Where abundant it makes fair hay, and its root-leaves make good pasture, though the blue grama is preferred by stock. It is one of the tallest of its genus and bears many short declined spikes along the sides of the stem. Also called tall grama, jointed grama, and prairie-oats, in Tennessee horseshoe-grass, and in the southwestern United States mesquite or mesquite-grass.
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