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  • n. Any of various tall grasses that flourish with abundant water

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  • n. any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture


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  • The prairie, especially the dominant "tallgrass" prairie, is among the world's most fecund environments.

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  • Across the Kansas Flint Hills, farmers and ranchers are up in arms over plans by wind developers to erect hundreds of spinning turbines astride hills and ridges that encompass the largest expanse of tallgrass prairie left in North America.

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  • Finally, a very special thanks goes out to Michele Hill for tramping through the Kansas tallgrass prairie with me.


  • From a distance, pockets of orangish-red and brown soil were laced with drought-resistant tallgrass; blue grama, fescue, prairie dropseed, and the slender green stems of quack grass.

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  • Now sit down and drink this lovely, local tallgrass tea and have some homemade gingerbread scones.

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  • I sipped a little tallgrass tea, and tried not to spit it out.

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  • The tallgrass coastal prairie region of Texas is generally thought of as a continuum of the north-south range of tall grass communities in Texas.

    Western Gulf coastal grasslands

  • The region was once covered with tallgrass prairie grasses and forbs, often bounded by open woodland or savanna.

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  • An ecologist by training, he's been promoting the restoration of native prairie and the use of tallgrass prairie plants in garden settings for more than 35 years.

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  • The tallgrass prairies included little bluestem, big bluestem, yellow Indiangrass, and tall dropseed.

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