Monday, June 4, 2012

Plant of the Week

Sand reed
Calamovilfa longifolia (Hook.) Scribn.
other common names: prairie sandreed
Calamovilfa: from Greek calamos, a reed, and vilfa, an early name applied to a genus of grasses
Longifolia: meaning “long leaves”
Grass family: Poaceae (Gramineae)

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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