Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
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)