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Which grass? Switchgrass.

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Switchgrass; click for a lot more detail.

Yet another species that I found at the Arbor Walk Pond on the gray-clouded afternoon of November 8 was Panicum virgatum, commonly called switchgrass. Many of our native grasses take on warm hues in the fall, and that’s certainly true of this one, which looks good enough to eat. Okay, it’s not really edible, but let your eyes feast on its curves and colors.

For more information about switchgrass, you can visit the websites of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the USDA.

For those interested in the art and craft of photography, point 6 in About My Techniques is relevant to today’s picture.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 16, 2011 at 5:02 AM

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