One of the most attractive native grasses in the fall is bushy bluestem, Andropogon glomeratus. The plant thrives in damp or even wet soil, so it’s often seen along the edges of lakes and creeks. In this case, the water in the background was from the Riata Trace Pond in northwest Austin, during the same session on November 8 that brought you a picture of another (and smaller) appealing grass, silver bluestem.
To see the many places where the wet-ground-loving Andropogon glomeratus grows, you can visit the BONAP website (use your browser’s Zoom In command to enlarge the maps).
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman