Saturday, November 30, 2013

Advent 2013 - Hope is an everlasting candle...

I wish all my blog visitors a very peaceful Advent season.
Ich wünsche meinen Blog Gästen, eine friedliche Adentszeit.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Flowering wild grasses - Blühende Wildgräser ...

Wild grasses provide beautiful accents most of the year.
My pictures show American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata).

Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass or American marram grass) is a species of grass that is native to eastern North America, where it grows on sand dunes along the Atlantic Ocean 
and Great Lakes coasts. 
Beachgrass thrives under conditions of shifting sand, sand burial, and high winds; it is a dune-building grass that builds the first line of sand dunes along the coast. 
Strandhafer (Ammophila) ist eine Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Süßgräser (Poaceae). Amerikanischer Strandhafer (Ammophila breviligulata Fernald), kommt an der Atlantikküste Nordamerikas von Neufundland bis North Carolina 
und an den Großen Seen vor.

Pictures below:
Common Reed or Phragmites are seen in many areas in Ontario. 
Very attractive wild grass but considered very invasive. Phragmites are so difficult to control that one of the most effective methods of eradicating the plant is to burn it over 2-3 seasons. The roots grow so deep and strong that one burn is not enough.
Das Schilfrohr -Phragmites, australis ssp. australis 
wird bis zu vier Meter hoch
Sind Wasserversorgung und Nährstoffangebot günstig, 
verdrängt er durch seine Dominanz andere Wildkräuter und Gräser, 
wie meine Foto zeigen.
 Pictures taken today in Bluffers Park, Scarborough Ontario
More pictures from my walk along the shoreline of Lake Ontario 
can be viewed here:
Guildwood Village Blog
Pictures by guild-rez 2013
Reference: Wikipedia
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