Sunday, August 16, 2020

Looking at things in a different way: Pennisetum setaceum and Panicum virgatum spikelets

I wanted to show how beautiful grass flowers can be, so I took a few macro shots of the spikelets of the warm season grasses Pennisetum setaceum and Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum 

In the images you can clearly see the fuzzy looking stigma, as well as the yellow anthers in the case of the Pennisetum.

In the movie Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams tells his students that We must constantly look at things in a different way.

Pennisetum setaceum

So the next time someone tells you grasses don't have flowers or are too plain, just tell them that all they have to do is to look at the world (and grasses) in a different way, because beauty sometimes hides in surprising places.

Panicum virgatum

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