Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass and its seeds

Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view.

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I love the look of pink grass, with its long hairy stems and its bright colors. I’ve featured pink grass before but today I wanted to show you a few close-ups. Here’s what decorative pink grass (and not pink) looks like as a whole. This is technically called Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’ (Variegated Purple Fountain Grass).

Macro Monday: pink grass
Macro Monday: pink grass

And here it is closer. Best use I’ve found for it? Tickling people’s necks. Works every time.

Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass
Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass
Hairy pink grass seeds
Hairy pink grass seeds
Pink grass seeds
Pink grass seeds

22 thoughts on “Macro Monday: close-up of pink grass and its seeds

  1. What interesting looking grass. I don’t think we have any quite like that. It does look as if it would get tangled in dog fur though.

    • Public places use this type of decorative grass a lot. I guess it’s pretty drought resistant, which is convenient for San Diego weather. You have to pull on it pretty hard for the seeds to come off, until they’re coming off on their own. It’s just pleasant to gently touch and their swaying in the breeze is lovely.

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