i am fond of grasses.
they look so gentle yet they are the toughest. wind blows and grasses dance waves. their colours are fascinating, so many shades of green, yellow, brown and red and all kinds of sheen and luster. and, who won’t be awed by their vitality. they are in the most open areas and in corners and crevices , in the wild and in cities.
what we generally call grasses are sedges or cyperaceae in botany. the most famous member is probably papyrus. quoting from wiki, while sedges may be found growing in almost all environments, many are associated with wetlands, or with poor soils.
poaceae are the true grasses. both cyperaceae and poaceae are under the order of poalae. most of the crops as well as bamboo are in the family of poaceae.
grasses & sedges of hong kong , by prof d.a. griffiths, department of botany university of hong kong. published by the urban council, hong kong, 1983