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I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855). Quotes about Nature from the Book, Writers on Nature.

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.

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Arrangement with groups of yellow Roses, pale green standard Carnations, and lime green button Chrysanthemums - two cones with Laurel leaves, three small 'nests of lim green sisal and flexi grass -Design 161 by Chrissie Harten

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light micrograph of a cross section through a closed (unravelled) leaf of Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria); magnification = x22 at 35mm size

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