Category Archives: Grasses

Eastern Gamagrass – 2

Eastern Gamagrass, (Tripsacum dactyloides) I went out yesterday to photograph the Henslow’s Sparrow (no luck!) but I did continue to find appealing lines and colors in the Eastern Gamagrsss.

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Eastern Gamagrass

Eastern Gamagrass, (Tripsacum dactyloides) The hot weather is bringing out the native warm season grasses. Today I found this Eastern Gamagrass in full bloom just east of the PGT Visitor Center. Eastern Gamagrass is uncommon at the PGT. The main … Continue reading

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Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem, (Schizachyrium scoparium) The three main grasses at the PGT are: – Indian Grass – Big Bluestem – Little Bluestem They are all “warm season” grasses, which means that they don’t really get going until summer. This picture of … Continue reading

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Orchard Grass Flower

Orchard Grass, (Dactylis glomerata) This morning the flowers of the orchard grass were in fully out. If you brush against them they release a puff of pollen that resembles smoke.

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Sedges

Unknown Sedge Many of the plants that you think are grasses are actually sedges. You can see them along most of the trails at the PGT. Some of them are very attractive. It is hard to tell grasses, sedges and … Continue reading

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Renowned grass biologist Clair Kucera visits

Clair Kucera Clair Cucera helped inspire my father to create the PGT. A couple decades ago Herb took a class that Clair taught about grasses. That class and Clair’s book “The Grasses of Missouri” fueled Herb’s enthusiasm for our native … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Garden Club visits PGT

Twenty members of the Bittersweet Garden Club of Jefferson City held their monthly meeting at the Prairie Garden Trust on August 19. It was the first group to use the meeting room since we carpeted it to cut the sound … Continue reading

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