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Grass: Common Reed

Unread postby arks » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:37 pm

Here are a few more "mystery" plants that I saw in Augrabies in September 2007.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:55 pm

Number 2 is the flower (inflorescence) of the Common Reed. It is actually a grass, and is widespread. Plays an important role in preventing erosion in streams and rivers. Length can vary between 60 cm and 4 meters.
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Unread postby arks » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:59 pm

Thanks, Imberbe! I was noticing a lot of interesting grasses (and reeds :wink: ) this trip. This particular one was part of those that grow at the low water crossing that you cross shortly after you enter the game area at Augrabies.
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