Grasses and sedges of High Park

Grasses and sedges may receive less attention than majestic trees and colourful wildflowers – yet these sturdy plants are central players in the rich and complex ecosystems of prairies and savannahs.

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Grasses. Photo: Sharon Lovett
Grasses. Photo: Sharon Lovett

Prairie Grasses in High Park

When people think of the pre-European settlement landscape of Ontario, they often think of forests. However, historical records show that a significant portion of Southern Ontario was actually prairie and savannah habitats. This is a little known secret because so much of these landscapes was transformed into agriculture.

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Grasses and sedges you may see in High Park

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By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
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