Flower of the Day?

I noticed it on my walk this morning along the Neil Smith Trail in Big Creek State Park.

It is not a flower. Or maybe it is.

Whatever it is, it is on the end of a grass of some sort. And it is teeny.

The color caught my eye. Red. On what is clearly a long stalk of grass.

If I’ve set it up right, you should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge because I think grasses are sometimes just as interesting as flowers, leaves and berries. ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE (7/26/21): My friend Kristy suggested (see comments) this is Side Oats Grama and I think she’s right. So it is a grass which has oat-like seeds along the stem. I’ve learned something new today.

7 thoughts on “Flower of the Day?

  1. Kristy May

    The close-ups helped & reminded me of a grass that grew one year at the Schlafly Brewery in Dogtown – sea oats. This was tough to figure out: I think it might be side oats gramma; if so, it’s the only blooming grass, native to most of the US except the US, and valuable to wildlife. Thanks for a fun mystery to decipher!

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