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Aira (Hair-Grass)

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Aira (Hair-Grass)
(an ancient Greek name for Darnel). Gramm ca. hair-grass A genus containing delicate annual grasses, with slender, loose paniclc-branches: spikelets very small, of two perfect contiguous flowers: flowering glume acutely 2-cleft at the apex, bearing a slender twisted awn below the middle. Eu., N. Afr.—This genus is much confused with Agrostis by florists. Not. from Eu. and cult. for dry bouquets.

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