Short wiry clumps.
I stopped by a local greenbelt to do some iNatting and found very little to photograph; few flowers, almost no insects except honey bees and flitty odonates...so I documented some plants.
Blooming in the grasslands at Dahlem.
In beautiful bloom now at Dahlem. The grasslands are full of it, thanks to a great season and the burn we had earlier this year.
The Poaceae (also called Gramineae or true grasses) are a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants. With more than 10,000 domesticated and wild species, the Poaceae represent the fifth-largest plant family, following the Orchidaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Rubiaceae. Though commonly called "grasses", seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family. The rushes and sedges are related to the Poaceae, being members of the order Poales, but the seagrasses are members of order Alismatales.