Oct 9, 2015



romantic grass of the week: Chrysopogon pallidus (false beard grass, ribbon grass) a type of vetiver grass native to north australia, grows in sandy soil 100-150cm, dense, tufted, 3-5noded, leaf blades 20-40cm long, hairy, scabrous or round projections on them, folded in or rolled in on itself. a panicle of rames 18-30cm long 3cm wide (1 cluster spikelet attached to base, 2 cluster companion spikelet on small stalk, awned)