the beauty of bunny tails…


02/02/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Bunny Tail GrassBunny tail grass, a.k.a. Lagurus ovatus, has been a fascination for me since I was a child.

Found growing in the sandy banks that line the New Zealand coast in summer, these gorgeous little grasses (originally from the Mediterranean) are the cutest plants that I know of – soft and endearing…more akin to fur than grass!

I remember, back in the 70s, it was common to see homes displaying a jar of everlasting bunny tails…in the time when it was a childhood activity to dye each head a different colour with food colouring. These days I prefer their natural look – just as God made them…cute, fluffy and irresistible!


2 thoughts on “the beauty of bunny tails…

  1. leonabriggs says:

    How pretty! I love to see pictures of the natural things unique to your area of the world!

  2. Sarah Ritchie says:

    Do you mean that you do not have bunny tails in the States? I just assumed they were worldwide! Well, you know that means that you will just have to come on over here and see them in person, don’t you?!

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