TITLE

Grass

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Grass, the most useful family of plants. There are more than 5,000 kinds of grasses. Some grow only about one inch (2.5 cm) high while others�the bamboos�reach 100 feet (30 m) or more. They grow in ordinary soil, in or near water, in deserts, and even in Arctic wastelands. Many provide humans and animals with a large part of their food needs. Other grasses are grown for lawns. Still others are used as soil-builders, to help control erosion, or in making such products as paper, cloth, and perfumes. Many grasses are simply weeds.
ACCESSION #
37310277

 

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