Category Archives: Grasses

Bunchgrass Growth Pattern

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On  winter walks Leonard and I notice things we often ignore during the spring and summer when the abundance of flora and fauna are sometimes almost overwhelming. During this time of greys and browns we tend to look a little … Continue reading

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Needle and Thread Grass

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Another grass growing interspersed with the Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides)   that I mentioned in my last post is needle and thread grass (Stipa comata). Both these grasses were photographed along California Highway 139 near the Oregon border. Needle and … Continue reading

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Indian Ricegrass

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Leonard and I were driving along California Highway 139 near the Oregon border when Leonard suddenly pulled off the road. He had noticed Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) growing among the sagebrush and other grasses near the road. Leonard, who wants to … Continue reading

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One-spike Oatgrass

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Leonard loves grasses, especially native species. I must admit that grasses excite me less than wildflowers, trees, or even fungi. However, as my daughter once remarked, “If you hang around Leonard long enough you learn about and begin to appreciate … Continue reading

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Witchgrass

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In honor of Halloween: Witchgrass (Dichanthelium acuminatum) is a perennial bunchgrass (grows in tufts or clumps) that is found in moist sandy ground along lakeshores, streams and beaches, and rocky or gravelly areas in bogs, meadows or open forests. These … Continue reading

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