by Carl Strang
Yesterday I shared some newfound insects on Mayslake Forest Preserve. Today I want to add a couple new grasses. This large one is growing in a couple spots near the edge of May’s Lake.
The other added species is scattered through the savannas. It keys to woodland brome.
The purplish color of the purpletop’s spikelets, and the graceful drooping spread of the woodland brome, demonstrate that grasses can be beautiful.