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Briza media Introduced to this country from the Mediterranean. <br />
An image of a stalk, leaf and young seed heads of Shivering Grass. I find watching these pretty little grasses in the breeze very soothing. <br />
When the seed heads mature and dry, you can hear them rattling gently as well. <br />
Plants are never more than 50 cm tall and each seed head 10 mm.  Australia,Briza media,Geotagged,Grass,Macro,Poaceae,Spring,blowfly grass,botany,gramineae,plant,quaking grass,rattle grass,shivering grass Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Briza media

Introduced to this country from the Mediterranean.
An image of a stalk, leaf and young seed heads of Shivering Grass. I find watching these pretty little grasses in the breeze very soothing.
When the seed heads mature and dry, you can hear them rattling gently as well.
Plants are never more than 50 cm tall and each seed head 10 mm.

    comments (4)

  1. It alwise looks lovely and elegant. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Heavenly photograph, Ruth! And a beautiful grass to add to my list! Yay! Posted 7 months ago
  3. Stunning shot, and thanks to your description, I can hear the soothing sounds. Lovely! Posted 7 months ago
  4. Such a nice spotting! Posted 7 months ago

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''Briza media'' is a perennial grass in the family Poaceae and is a species of the genus ''Briza''.

Common name includes quaking-grass, common quaking grass, cow-quake, didder, dithering-grass, dodder-grass, doddering dillies, doddle-grass, earthquakes, jiggle-joggles, jockey-grass, lady's-hair, maidenhair-grass, pearl grass, quakers, quakers-and-shakers, shaking-grass, tottergrass, wag-wantons

Similar species: Grasses, Bromeliads, Sedges
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 31, 2018. Captured Oct 26, 2018 11:16 in Unit 12/129 Scenic Dr, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm