A prickly grass native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, it sprang up as an invasive species in the American Midwest after overgrazing destroyed the native flora.
Cheat Grass Term Timeline in A Sand County Almanac
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Part II: Oregon and Utah
...up. He traces the history of various pests like the English sparrow, the starling, and cheat grass . Cheat grass has replaced the native grasses that were unable to recover after the... (full context)