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Lenches Lakes 4 of 6

Lenches Lakes 4 of 6

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2016, 01:36
Good ole cumbungi...nicely captured, Bill.
Bill Phillips: We call them Bullrushes (see Tiff's rambling comment)
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Sep 2016, 02:58
Jolie photo avec ces roseaux.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2016, 06:28
Typha /ˈtaɪfÉ™/ is a genus of about 30 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Typhaceae.

The genus is largely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is found in a variety of wetland habitats.

These plants have many common names. They may be known in British English as bulrush, or reedmace, in American English as cattail, punks, or corn dog grass, in Australia as cumbungi or bulrush, in Canada as bulrush or cattail, and in New Zealand as raupō. Other taxa of plants may be known as bulrush, including some sedges in Scirpus and related genera.

The rhizomes are edible. Evidence of preserved starch grains on grinding stones suggests they were already eaten in Europe 30,000 years ago.
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you for this fine example of copy and pasted information
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2016, 06:57
Chris is a mine of information this morning. To me, they just look like pretty green grassy things.
Bill Phillips: Indeed they are but I would have called them bullrushes, but it would have been guesswork
May I borrow this for a day? It would save me some work. I have to find a shot of one to go with a post on Saturday.
Bill Phillips: Are you sure you don't really want it?
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2016, 10:30
Ha I thought your music link might have been rivers of Babylon. I saw the bulrushes and thought of Moses.
Bill Phillips: I used that for the hanging gardens of Droitwich on Saturday grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2016, 10:46
Where are the dragonflies, Bill?
Bill Phillips: I think I did see one.
Definitely Bullrushes, although however they came to be called that I do not know!
Bill Phillips: I have no idea but they had to call them something I guess
Rather pleasing Bill.
Bill Phillips: I am rather pleased you find it rather pleasing Chad.
a pleasing shot, Bill. i have the same questions as Lisl.
Bill Phillips: I think I saw one!
I've always thought it was "bullrush" but I see that both forms are used
Bill Phillips: Me too Tom
This is lovely, Bill! You're outdoing yourself this week!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly E
cattails and long reeds frame this picture of Lenches Lakes very well Bill....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Peter.

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