Sunday, June 05, 2011

bahia grass

Here is Paspalum notatum in the family poaceae:

And here are details:


These pictures were taken May 27, 2011 at Mule Jail.  This plant is native to the southeastern United States, but has been exported to other parts of the country where it is not naturally found.  By way of anecdote, as a child, I would strip the flowers from these plants and get a inky, dark purple stain all over my hands.  I thought this was the coolest thing and imagined making my own ink from this plant.

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