13 September 2011
Grama Bats Her Eyelashes
When we first moved into this house, we experimented with planting a couple of lawn circles of native buffalo grass and blue grama. The buffalo grass was sod and the blue grama, Bouteloua gracilis, was seeded to fill in the spaces.
Since then, we've done some major remodeling in the front garden, getting rid of one of the circles. But one circle of buffalo-grama remains to date, and it does relatively well on its own.
There are a couple of blue grama plants that have grown this year to substantial size (meaning about 6 inches high) and they are now sporting their lovely eyelash-like seed heads. Some people compare them to little flags, but I think they are more seductive than that, especially when they are spent and curled over.