velvet grass

velvet grass

noun
tall European perennial grass having a velvety stem; naturalized in United States and used for forage 
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velvet grass

one of eight perennial grasses constituting the genus Holcus (family Poaceae), native to Europe and Africa. It has tufted flower clusters that may be white, green, pink, or purple

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