This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...9.37; ether extract, 2.09; crude fiber, 24.51; nitrogen-free extract, 55.26; protein, 8.77; pentosans, 21.13. HOLCUS LANATUS L.i Holcus kmatus (velvet grass), like many other aggressive species, has many warm friends, and it has bitter enemies. It is widely introduced throughout the United States as far south as the Carolinas. While commonly considered to produce a feed of low grade, many ranchers in the Pacific Northwest, the only place in which it is abundant, find it a very valuable grass. It inhabits moist meadows and furnishes both hay and pasturage of medium quality. No. 8891 was collected near Hood River Oreg., August 23, 1907. The sample was mature, one-half of the culm dry, but the leaves were all green. It was cut 3 inches high. 1More recently written Notholcus lunatus (L.) Nash.! Canada Central Experiment Farm Bui. 19, p. 28; Kentucky Report, 1902, p. 302; Louisiana Bui. 19, series 2, p. 553; Mississippi Report, 1895, p. 91; TJ. S. Department of Agriculture Report No. 32, 1884, pp. 127,136; Virginia Bui. 180, p. 96; West Virginia Bui. 23, p. 36. HOMALACENCHRUS ORYZOIDES (L.) Poll. Eomalacenchrus oryzoides, the cut-grass with which every boy is disagreeably acquainted, is commonly pastured by cattle along streams and fresh-water lakes throughout its range. It never grows abundantly enough or pure enough to enter appreciably into the composition of hay. No. 8793 was collected at Fargo, N. Dak., August 8, 1907. The sample was 2 to 2$ feet high, but had not quite headed out. It was cut close to the ground. HORDEUM GUSSONEANUM Pari. (HardeummaTUimum With.). Hordeum gussoneanum, like H. jubatum, is an introduced weed, but it inhabits lower, moister situations and is not so abundant and widely distributed in this country. The situations in which it is f...