POTD - Swamp grass
©2011 Kristin Corlett
In an area right in my neck of the woods is a retaining pond with a whole host of cattails. I thought all of the tall grasses were cattails, but this grass was different. I have done some investigative work (Google searches) and have not come up with the correct terminology to figure this one out. I may have taken a picture of the entire stalk, I can't remember right now, but these are the seeds. They seem to just push right out of the top of the grass. Wild looking. Speaking of wild. I sort of freaked myself out and got the heck out of there when I started wondering if an alligator was in the water waiting for me to get just a little bit closer.
If you know what kind of grass this is, shout it out. Ya know, it may be a pampas grass come to think of it. I'll check on that.