G for Grass

We are with the 2018 April AtoZ Blogging challenge and its my fifth attempt. For those who missed it, here is the link to my Theme Reveal post. Do the alphabets still stand for the same things we learnt about in Nursery school? 

Its day seven and the alphabet is G.

G is for Goat. That is what I distinctly remember being taught. 

But then, goats eat grass. 
And grass was one of my theme ideas. So I sort of took the liberty and replaced the goat with grass.

Grasses belong the Poaceae family which a very large and very economically important family of the plant kingdom. Important because this family provides the staple foods that we eat, material for construction etc. Grasses are found almost everywhere and are generally annual or perennial in nature. My teacher cautioned me that grasses can be properly identified only when they grow flowers and that too using a hand lens or under a microscope. Which means, many of the grasses I have seen will remain unnamed.. 

Not to worry folks, this will not be a botanical post.

Here are some of the beautiful grass flowers. 

And do watch out for them the next time you go out for your walk!


Lophopogon sp

Chloris sp
Chrysopogon sp
Apluda sp

Themeda sp

Pennisetum sp
Setaria sp

This is just a glimpse into the great world of grasses.. 

Tomorrow is our first holiday of the blogathon. We return on the 9th with the alphabet H.


6 Replies to “G for Grass”

  1. Who knew there was so much to know about grass! Well done on the first week of the challenge 🙂

  2. Grasses' Secret: They Have Flowers, and Some Are Gorgeous. The reason I had failed to notice grass flowers is that they look pretty much like grass seeds most of the year. The only visible indicator that they are in bloom — extended flower parts called stamens and stigmas — are small and fleeting, usually lasting only a few days each. You have to be vigilant to see them in action.

  3. @Novemberschild – Wow! I can almost add your comment in the main post! Thank you so much 🙂

  4. We have a local arboretum and they have an entire acre of various grasses- a grass garden. It's one of my favorite things to see when we visit it. Wonderful post!

  5. @Heather – Wow! That arboretum must be a wonderful place… Your support means a lot to me! 🙂

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