Week 10 - What I am reading

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

If you have read my last post called a Herbalist I shall be you will know that I have been delving into learning about herbalism as it is my goal to one day become a herbalist. Recently after going through the boxes of stuff we have packed away in our airing cupboard I found a book called 'The Observers Book of Grasses, Sedges & Rushes'.

This book though not really related to herbalism due to fact that it talks more about grass than it does about the seeds that some of these grasses can produce that actually can be used for medicinal purposes, it is really rather interesting and I would like to get my hands on some of the other books in the series namely 'The Observers Book of Wildflowers' and also the The Observers Book of Herbalism' in the series.

The book itself though to many may seem dull learning about grasses such as the False oats and Hairy Brome grass is rather quite interesting to me and I cant seem to put it down once i have got my tush comfy on the sofa with a cup of tea.

Fun facts about grasses:

  • There are 165 species of brome grasses worldwide

  • Grasses make up about 25% of the plant life on earth

  • Giant bamboo is a grass, which can grow up to 151 feet tall

There a so many different types of grass out there, some ornamental grasses other considered weeds like that of the Bromus genus that can reduce the yield of crop harvests due to its competitive nature. There is just so much to learn about the plants including the grasses that surround us that I could never take it all in but after having read a few pages of this book now I can't wait for the weather to clear up so I can go on a walk to try and identify some of these grasses around my area.

What book or series can't you seem to stop reading? Any books suggestions for me to take a look at?

  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • Discord
  • Youtube
  • Email
  • Instagram