Saturday, November 28, 2009

Finger grass - Maree Clarkson

Nothing belongs to you
of what there is,
of what you take,
you must share.
- Chief Dan George

Common finger grass - Digitaria Eriantha - done in an old soft-cover book

I took and old soft-cover book with me to record little sketches of grasses, weeds and indigenous flowers on our property. I found this finger grass, which is a palatable grass that is regarded as one of the best natural and cultivated pastures (the best known cultivar is Smuts finger grass) in southern Africa. It remains palatable until late in the winter and is often utilised as standing hay.

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