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By: ofieldstream , 12:44 PM GMT on August 17, 2007
There certainly are a lot of folks think they know what WIREGRASS is. And you know what? Many of them do, but they're not all talking about the same thing. This is what makes this an interesting topic.
Do you know what WIREGRASS is? Again - maybe you do, but it's either not correct or not the whole story. The answers to these types of confusing topics do not come on the first attempt to find them. Sometimes the best discoveries happen by... accident, a proverbial 'chance' encounter: by serendipity.
Commenting on my last post, FlCrakerGirl correctly placed wiregrass into the taxonomic niche, Aristida stricta. A plant, also known as threeawn, for which an entire area of the southeastern United States is known as, The Wiregrass.
Wiregrass or threeawn is a common grass found in and among the pine and sandhills of the region. Food for quail and the gopher tortise and cover for many of the animal life, wiregrass also serves as fodder for cattle, too.
The Wiregrass region stretches...
...approximately from just below Macon, Georgia and follows the Fall Line west to Montgomery, Alabama. From there it turns south and runs to approximately Washington County, Florida in the northern panhandle. From there it runs east, roughly making its southern boundary along Interstate 10 to Lake City, Florida. From there it turns north, roughly following the Suwanee River back into Georgia and along the western fringes of the Okefenokee Swamp. From here it runs due north back to Macon. Interstate 75, Interstate 10, and portions of Interstate 65 traverse parts of the Wiregrass. (Wikipedia: The Wiregrass)
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