Happy grass

Resembling a dance party poster from the early 90’s, this incredible close-up is actually the internal workings of a plant I walk past nearly every day. Starting in the 1930’s, marram grass Ammophila arenaria was planted extensively around coastal New Zealand to bind sand dunes. It’s vigorous and invasive growth has caused the homogeneous sage-green dunes common around the country and pushed native species such as the golden pingao, Gunnera hamiltonii and Euphorbia glauca to near extinction

Thank you for the lovely microscopic work Beyond The Human Eye.