04 February 2006

Grandfather's beard

It's high summer here in southern New South Wales, and the grandfather's beard is in seed. By winter, the grandfather's beard will turn grey. Like an old salt's face-growth, grandfather's beard is tougher than steel.

Caustis flexuosa, Family: Cyperaceae. A type of sedge that grows in clumps up to the waist height of a smallish woman. Often seen near 'drumsticks'.


Anonymous said...

Pretty plant plant... something William Morris might have thought up.


Anonymous said...

...no idea why I typed "plant" twice.