January 22, 2018

Kans Grass


Kans Grass

by Shahinur Islam

Kans grass is a perennial grass, growing up to three meters high and spreading rhizomatous roots. It is a grass native to South Asia.  Its leaves are harsh, scratchy and linear, 0.5 to 1 meter long; 6 to 15 mm wide. Inflorescence is white and erect, measuring 15-30 cm long, with slim and whorled branches, the joints covered with soft white hair.

Kans grass quickly colonizes exposed silt plains; in some countries, its reeds are made into mats, screens, and thatch roofs.

Although Kans grass is native to the Indian Subcontinent, it is also found in some other areas. But the photos you are going to view now are not from any of the South Asian countries. They have been taken in Ottawa, Canada.

So, look at the still images and imagine their dancing and swaying in the wind, also find how white they look against the background of sunlight. It seems they want to talk much more their silent lives when the wind blows. Take your time and savour the white images!

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