Grasses are indeed something needing more attention – they are outstandingly beautiful. Imagine your world without them – how empty it would be, lifeless and dull. When you see the wind blowing through thick grass, the sea has gone ashore…
Here are some of my favourite grasses – the first one , name unknown to me, but glorious in the late summer evenings at our summer house. And then wavy hair-grass and lastly Briza media or Quaking grass.
Thank you, Ailsa, for another inspiring theme!
Along the path where my Mille used to gallop every day, hundreds of times, down to his beloved place by the sea – grows wavy hair-grass. How well didn’t this name of grass fit them both! In Swedish as well, because it is called kruståtel, where ”krusig” means ”curly”.
My absolute favourite of all grasses is the Quaking grass – and as always when you are greatly loved, you have many names. (At least that is a saying in Sweden!)
Common names in English includes Quaking-grass, Cow-quake, Didder, Dithering-grass, Dodder-grass, Doddering Dillies, Doddle-grass, Earthquakes, Jiggle-joggles, Jockey-grass, Lady’s-hair, Maidenhair-grass, Pearl Grass, Quakers, Quakers-and-shakers, Shaking-grass, Tottergrass, Wag-wantons.
In Sweden we have bävergräs, dallergräs, darrgräs, frostagräl, skälvgräs, hjärtgräs.