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foxtail (diaspore)

A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that se...

wikipedia - 28 Sep 2015
A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds as a unit. Thus, the foxtail is a type of diaspore or plant dispersal unit. Some grasses that produce a foxtail are themselves called "foxtail", also "spear grass". They can become a health hazard for dogs and other domestic animals, and a nuisance for people. Foxtail Grass is most commonly found in the Great Plains where bison and other native animals graze on it. Fires started by lightning can burn down Foxtai

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