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Smooth brome

Bromus inermis
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Habitat: Grasslands and open woods and disturbed areas.

Description: This long-lived sod forming grass has a deep root system. On newer leaves, you should see an “M” shape.

Size: 60-120 cm

Fun Facts: First introduced to the United States in 1884, this grass was largely used in pastureland. The deep root system makes it tough for animals to kill it by trampling and over eating. It is very invasive, that means it spreads fast and replaces the native grassland species.

Source: Moss, E.H. 1983. Flora of Alberta. Second Edition. Revised by John G. Packer. University of Toronto Press.

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Ring-Necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
Males have a distinguished body compared to the females. They have a black head and white stripe around the collar and short black tuffs around the ears. Males have a long tail, red face, and a bronze body with several patterns of colour ranging from green, and maroon to cream. Females have a shorter tail and varied light and dark brown markings.
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