A couple of Fridays ago I had the opportunity to join an impromptu grass workshop led by Dr. Brian Wikeem at the Courtenay Airpark. The Comox Valley Naturalists Society has an ongoing restoration/invasive plant removal project at Airpark and Dr. Wikeem had volunteered to help us try to identify some of the 75+ species of grass growing there.
I should state that for the novice (and even the enthusiast), identifying grass can be very challenging and frustrating. At the end of about an hour I was happy that I could now conclusively identify three very distinctive looking grasses.
Here’s a few of the different kinds of grasses that we found: