Karen Miranda Abel

Vestige II

Vestige II

The tallgrasses themselves, big bluestem, Indiangrass, switchgrass, and cordgrass, to name the common ones, are the most powerful, the most expansive, the most majestic of all the prairie plants; they are the redwoods of the prairie, and, like the redwoods, they are vanishing.

~ Patricia D. Duncan

Big Bluestem prairie grass (Andropogon gerardii), white sand.
Dimensions approx. 6′ x 20′.

Note: Plant material was collected from the tallgrass prairies of Walpole Island First Nation with special permission and assistance from the Walpole Island Heritage Centre. Grasses were hand-cut at the end of the growing season without damaging root systems.