Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyana
The scientific name that serves as the title of today’s post is a mouthful, but you can replace it with either of the two common names for this grass, silver bluestem or silver beardgrass. I photographed this silvery seed head on November 8th at the Riata Trace Pond in northwest Austin. The wind was sometimes brisk that morning, and it kept blowing plumed seeds from many nearby poverty weed bushes onto various other kinds of plants, including this one. Ah, profligacy.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman