Apr. 4, 2020

early bluegrass, Poa cuspidata

Along the trail at Riley there was a mature blooming grass. Grass flowers in March, on stems already a foot tall? It appears early bluegrass has learned that the woods are a lot more windy in March than they are after leaves appear on trees. It was a little breezy that day, so here we have pollination in motion. It turned out to be impossible to get the dangly little anthers to stop moving. Took a lot of shots hoping to get lucky, and this was the best. Early bluegrass grows in woods in AL, DE, GA, IN(X), KY, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY(E), OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve, Scioto Co OH, 3/30/20. Grass family, Poaceae.