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Turfgrass Terminology PPT 5.03.02 Reference Carolina Lawns A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape Published by North Carolina Cooperative.

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1 Turfgrass Terminology PPT Reference Carolina Lawns A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape Published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Free PowerPoint template from the Presentation Helper website

2 Cool-season grasses Turf species that have optimum growth at temperatures between 60 and 75°F. Picture by Casey Reynolds, Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education (CENTERE’s) websitewww.turffiles.ncsu.edu

3 Cultivar A cultivated variety of a species, such as K-31 and Rebel. Picture by Casey Reynolds, Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education (CENTERE’s) websitewww.turffiles.ncsu.edu

4 Dormancy The resting stage of plant or ripe seeds during which nearly all manifestations of life come to an almost complete standstill. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman / Justin Cozart (11/11/06). Note the brown color of the grass. When was the picture taken? 11/11/06

5 Warm-season grasses Turf that has its optimum growth at temperatures between 80 and 95°F. Picture by Casey Reynolds, Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research & Education (CENTERE’s) websitewww.turffiles.ncsu.edu

6 Seed Blend A combination of two or more cultivars of the same species, for example Rebel and Falcon tall fescue.

7 Seed Mixture A combination of seeds of two or more species, for example Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

8 Broadcast Uniform application to an entire area.

9 Bunch-type growth (Bunchgrass) Plant development in the absence of rhizome and stolon production or a non-spreading grass

10 Creeping growth habit Plant development at or near the soil surface that results in lateral spreading by rhizomes, stolons, or both.

11 Node A joint where leaves, roots, branches, or stems arise.

12 Rhizome An underground creeping stem that can produce roots and shoots at each node.

13 Sprig A stolon or rhizome used to establish turf.

14 Stolon An above-ground creeping stem that can produce roots and shoots at each node.


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