The Unwanted Seeds

I always would refer to this plant as just a weed and never would give much thought to what its real name is. Actually, I used to think that the name for this plant was just "weeds", but after I took this photograph back in 2014 I became curious about this unwanted plant. The real name of this plant is Paspalum notatum or Bahiagrass. Bahiagrass has characteristically "V" shaped seed heads and are usually unwanted in most settings which is why people call it a weed.

"Seeds" by Marlon Mayfield

weed: "A herbaceous plant not valued for use or beauty, growing wild and rank, and regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation... Applied to a shrub or tree, especially to a large tree, on account of its abundance in a district... An unprofitable, troublesome, or noxious growth."

-- The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles

A seed usually comes with the positive connotation of new life, so I thought it appropriate to name this image "Seeds" because Bahiagrass produce seeds to like any other plant.

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