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I don't have this in my yard yet, but I should since purple needlegrass is our state grass

I went to read up on it and learned (as I often do) even more fascinating things about the survival instincts of our native plants. It's called needlegrass because the seeds are shaped like a torpedo and each seed has a long, thread-like awn attached making it look a lot like a needle and thread.

No brainstorming to speak of on this one. (I keep reminding myself that these are workshop haiku and I can revise to my heart's content after April is over.)

Purple Needlegrass
roots twenty feet deep
live two hundred years or more
waiting out the drought

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 8, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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April 9th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
I love the sense of the drought being more than just THIS one, this year's--that we've been in this place before and the plant gets it and will keep going. NICE!
April 9th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was surprised (as I often am) when I was researching this grass to discover how long it lives. Now to find a place for it in my already full yard.
April 9th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
You created beautiful images in my mind. Thank you.
April 9th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading along.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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