25% of the world’s vegetation…

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The grass family-Poaceae(5th largest)-has 8000 species world wide with widespread distribution. The main areas are prairies and savannas and can be found from the arctic to the topics. Members of the family include cereal,bamboo, grasses of natural grasslands,cultivated lawns, sugar cane and pastures. Other classifications found in the family are maize,wheat,rye,sorghum,barley, and fescues. This hard working family provides staple foods,forage,building materials, and fuel to the world.img_0922

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good looking field of corn in the “heartland” and “timothy” grass-pics by td

thanks to utulsa.edu for help

 

 

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Thoreau for your Sunday…

We live here to have intercourse with rivers, forests, mountains-beasts and men. How few do we see conversing with these things! Journal 1842

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pic by td of a massive morning glory vine found in a “heap”-i love this weed! thanks for reading¬† tim’s weed patch!