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Rattlesnake Grass

Briza maxima

Description:

Briza maxima is a species of the genus Briza, as such it is an annual grass in the family Poaceae. It is native to Northern Africa, the Azores, Western Asia and Southern Europe and is cultivated or naturalised in the British Isles, Australasia, the west of the United States, Central and South America and Hawaii. This species has a large number of common names including Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass, Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Rattlesnake Grass, Shelly Grass and Shell Grass. It grows to a height of 60 cm. It is sometimes grown as an annual ornamental plant. Wikipedia

Habitat:

In grass along hiking trail in the Marin Headlands, CA.


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4 Comments

misako
misako 5 years ago

Thank you Mayra and Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Nice

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Beautiful!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Dilek Cifci!

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 6 years ago

Nice shot, misako

San Francisco, California, USA

Lat: 37.83, Long: -122.52

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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