ID Please

These grasses were growing in the pole at the end of a dock in Nova Scotia. I have no idea what they are named, but please chime in if you know. I have also seen them along the road in Alberta. The background is water and I was drawn in by the grace of their feathery look.

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Pertinent technical details or techniques: Taken with Canon SX60, F5, 1/200 sec., ISO 100.

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I have no idea the ID on this, Patricia, but I really like the shot. The black background makes The grass and seed heads stand out so nicely. The post is a bonus. I find it amazing how plants will grow out of things like it. Very nice! :+1::+1:


Great find and a beautiful capture. Like Shirley, I think the black background works exceptionally well setting off the plant. Growing out the side of an old weathered post - priceless… (or so the commercial goes…)

My uneducated guess is Foxtail Barley - or some relative of… These are prominent and flourish in the Mono Lake basin in the Eastern Sierra. Google them and see if you agree.

The only minor suggestion I have would be to burn down, if the pixels are there, the very bright leading edge of the post; although it does echo the bright highlights in the feathery tips of the plant.


Patricia: A marvelous find and a superb capture. I especially like the light and your comp. Most excellent. >=))>

Patricia, I have no idea, but in the past have had luck with this website.

You upload a picture of flora on this website, and it suggests a species or two.

Whatever it is, it looks wonderful

I like the dark background. Really shows of the plant detail nicely. How strange that it grows sideways. Even from a pole I’d expect it to grow vertically.