Ice-cased grass

 
 
Ice-cased grass: Low temperature is harsh for human life in high altitudes of the Himalaya. But plants are adapted to survive and flourish there. As seen here in this picture taken at an altitude of 3800m above sea level near Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, this grass (Poa sp.) growing near a stream is ice-cased in night. But in the mid day ice will melt and it will live joyfully in this routine of freezing and thawing in entire autumn till the arrival of coldest season when a thick blanket of snow will cover it permanently up to springs.
Quite amazing ...! May I share this on our company's facebook page : www.facebook.com/ArtyPlantz ? I know that many people reading the page would be amazed by it as well! :)
Beautiful. Amazing adaptation.
Thank you Rawat ji! I have posted it and tagged the few members I know on Facebook.
Thanks for sharing this amazing picture....
Now grasses will save water :)
Very nice picture Rawat ji! Thanks for sharing.
This was the scene everywhere in Oxford, USA due to an ice storm a couple of weeks back. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4342088872254&set=pcb.4342120513045&type=1&theater
Thanks ... for sharing it on FB!
 
 
 
 
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