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Cane Bluestem Bothriochloa barbinodis
2009-04-28 13:12:53

Commonly known as Cane Bluestem, Bothriochloa barbinodis is a grass species native to the Americas. It is indigenous to the southern United States as well as South and Central America and Mexico. Booming perennially, the species grows in tufts from 2 to 4 feet in height. The stems are similar in color to wheat and have intermittent nodules adorned with wispy hairs. The leaves are 8 to 11...

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  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
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