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1892 Excerpt: ...plants as were grown from that which was imported.
It grows more rapidly and ripens earlier than does the common
millet, but seems to possess no other advantage and makes a smaller
yield. Teff (JSragrostis Abyssinica).-i-Thi$ is one of the several
species of "love-grass" which have been received from India and
Australia, and which has been very highly recommended for both hay
and pasture, especially in India. Here, it has grown about 2 feet
high the first season, making one good cutting and a second lighter
one of excellent hay. It is an annual, and the seed grown here
seems to be lacking in vigor, the growth of the second and third
years being too small to make the species desirable for general
cultivation. Slender Love-grass (Eragrostix parvifiora).--This is
from the same countries and appears much better suited to our
climate, growing fully 3 feet high, with very slender culms and an
abundance of leaves. Although an annual, it reseeds the land
freely, makes excellent hay, and is one of the best of the genus
for this locality. Everlasting Grass (Eriochloa annidata).--This is
a perennial in Australia, its native country, but here it barely
survives the winter, and a large part of its spring growth comes
from seed which were scattered on the ground during the previous
season. It starts very early in the spring and grows rapidly,
reaching about 2 feet in height, and producing a large number of
slender culmB, which are well covered with leaves, and an abundant
supply of seeds. It can be cut at least three times, bears
pasturing well, and makes excellent hay. Mr. Turner, botanist of
the Australian department of agriculture, says this is "a superior
pasture grass, found in the coastal districts and in the colder
parts of the colony. It will grow ...
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