from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ovine animals, including sheep and goats: same as Ovidæ. See Ovinæ, Caprinæ.


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  • Dominant taxa here include feathergrass (Stipa baicalensis, S. capillata, and S. grandis), Festuca ovina, Aneurolepidium chinense, Filifolium sibiricuman, and Cleistogenes sqarrosa.

    Mongolian-Manchurian grassland 2008

  • Graminoids include the sedges Kobresia capifolia, K. humilis, and Carex spp. and the grasses Elymus nutans, Festuca ovina, F. rubra, Ptilogrostis coccinna, Poa spp.,

    Qilian Mountains subalpine meadows 2008

  • After tea, I ascended the hills overhanging the Lachen valley, which are very bare and stony; large flocks of sheep were feeding on them, chiefly upon small tufted sedges, allied to the English _Carex pilularis, _ which here forms the greatest part of the pasture: the grass grows mixed with it in small tufts, and is the common Scotch mountain pasture-grass (_Festuca ovina_).

    Himalayan Journals — Complete 1864

  • * [Besides those before mentioned, there were Fescue-grass (_Festuca ovina_ of Scotland), a strong-scented silky wormwood (_Artemisia_), and round tufts of

    Himalayan Journals — Complete 1864


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