As we have been out in our yard enjoying outdoor play, exploration and gardening Holly has really noticed the different styles of wild grass. We are fortunate that we have a large yard with several open growth areas that really allow for nature to do its own thing... meaning we have a lot of wild grass on our property.
We collected several varieties this morning, some were wild and some were from plants we planted. We brought them inside and placed them all down onto a solid color sheet of paper to inspect them with a magnifying glass. Then we tried to find information online on identifying grass seed... that is hard! We did learn the various styles of seeds are classified into three types. The head of the seed stem is called a spikelet, the narrow kind are called a spike, the fluffy kinds are called a panicle and the tight narrow kind are called a raceme.
It was nice to compare them, draw them in our nature journal and inspecting them up close... identifying them proved pretty hard though, we will work on this some more!