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 Post subject: Grass Quiz (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:58 pm 
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Apologies if there is already such a quiz.

Lets see how it works.

What grass type is this?

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz
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Now you are digging where the cob webs live. :doh:

Well one thing I can say with certainty is that it is a type of Eragrostis.

I would take a guess and say Eragrostis superba (Saw tooth love grass), but I think that we will have to see the leaves to make a sure i.d.

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz
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Imberbe, no leaves at the moment. I took this shot this morning.

But not to worry, you are spot on!!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz
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Which grass species is the most wide spread throughout the world, and is also common in Southern Africa?

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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I would say Wheat.


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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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that is Eragrostis Superba (saw-tooth love grass) . You can see by looking at the "saw" like edges of the seeds. Eragrostis capensis has a "soft" edge. And Eragrostis Racemosa has a more longer type seed.

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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Maybe Phragmites australis?

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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zeelie wrote:
Maybe Phragmites australis?


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More commonly know as the Common Reed / Fluitjiesriet. The plant species with the widest distribution throughout the world, and yes ... it is a (big) grass.

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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easy one. Which Eragrostis specie differs the most in "growth"from and is most wide spread through SA?

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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:hmz: I would think that would be Eragrostis curvula (Oulandsgras / Weeping love grass).

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yip :thumbs_up: Eragrostis Curvula it is

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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Driving along a dirt road you notice a stand of grass. It looks as if someone has knotted clumps together to trip the unsuspecting person who would walk through it.

What species of grass and how does this happen?

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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I dunno grass, but should it be Speargrass, when it gets wet, it actually makes a turning movement of the seeds to bury it, in this case they just clump themselves together due to fog? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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:pray: :thumbs_up: IT! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Quiz (RV)
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Grass seeds from the highveld area, tell us. :thumbs_up:

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