Posted 09-08-2002 at 07:43:49
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I've posted a picture to the photo gallery that is a composite of grass that's growing in my pasture. I moved here last November, so this is the first I've seen the the grass headed out.
The picture shows the a stem of grass, then also a magnified pic of the head. I cut the head stem so I could show both the blade part of the stem and the head part with a really long pic, but the cut was just above the upper of the two blades.
The head looks like timiothy, but I don't recall timothy being reddish, which this certainly is, but then turns lighter as it develops.
If you know what grass this is, is it a desireable grass for pasture, or something I should try to eliminate? I intend to use the pasture for horse hay.
I'm located in south-central Washington state - on the dry side of the mountains - if that's any help.
I haven't had much luck posting the pics here, so you'll have to go to the gallery to see it.
Incidentally, in case it might be of use to anybody, I made the picture by just laying the grass on my scanner and with the lid open (gives a nice black background that way), scanning it. Scanners can accommodate 3D as well as flat paper - but only over a limited thickness. Try it...fun and can get good, high resolution over a large area - can be way over 5 megapixels as the current high-end digital cameras get - but at higher resolutions, file sizes can get huge. With your eyes closed, put the tip of your nose on the scanner glass and scan - will give you an idea of how much depth you can scan.