Soft Rush

Soft Rush

I love this rush.  I saw a drawing of it in Lauren Brown’s book Grasses:  An Identification Guide a few years ago and thought it was funny.  Imagine my delight when I saw it for real on the path to a falling down hunting cabin in Maine.  It was like finding an old friend.

I was surprised to see how tall it was.  It just shoots straight and true way up out of the ground like a giant cartoon piece of grass, only it’s not grass.  And then the flower jumps right out of the middle and says, “HEY!”

I just think it’s funny.