WINDMILL GRASS (Chloris truncata)

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.

Thomas Jefferson

I find grasses much more interesting than flowers (most of the time) and the most interesting one I’ve come across (so far) is Windmill Grass (Chloris truncata).

It is a native species which is frequent in grassland and open, dry, forest country from South Australia through to Queensland.

The one and only photo I’ve got was a wee bit too busy for my liking, but when I went back a week later to try and get a better shot, the grass was gone.  Mown down by Les the Grasscutter with his old tractor and flail.

I’ve never seen it again in that area next to the path or any other location for that matter.

WINDMILL GRASS (Chloris truncate) – 22nd JANUARY 2018


7 thoughts on “WINDMILL GRASS (Chloris truncata)

  1. I like windmill grass. I have a couple of decent photos of it. I think I might have captured two of our species, but I took one photo so long ago I wasn’t careful enough about getting the little details. One we have is Chloris texana. It’s endemic to Texas, and can be found on our coastal prairie. Another version is C.cucullata, hooded windmill grass. That’s found in several states, but I’ve seen it in our hill country. It’s neat that you have a species there, too.

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    1. I had a look at Google images and I do like the Chloris texana. Interesting that most of the images were actually botanical sketches. Maybe people find it easier to draw than photograph.

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    1. I think so. It’s worth seeking out just to see that windmill-like structure. It’s so different to grasses that grow straight up.


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