Wiregrass loves to Burn

Wire grass, Astrida stricta, does not flower or fruit until after a burn to ensure that the tiny seeds can get to the ground. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/love-to-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Regrowth after a Burn

A properly done control burn is hot enough to remove all of the old vegetation, but cool enough to avoid damage to the growing center of the plant. Immediately after the burn, new growth appears. The tender young shoots have immediate access to the sunlight without having to fight their way through last year’s vegetation. […]