GRAINS AND GRASSES OVERVIEW

GRAINS & GRASSES
(Sorted Alphabetically)

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ALTH'HO GRASS, THE
Importance. Widespread grazing grass.
Summary.
The Alth'ho's skin is soft, with thick tendon-like line running through it. It has a fine root system that does not extend very far into the ground. In the summer season the grass can reach anywhere from a half ped to a full ped in height, with it's color becoming a golden brown. It is mainly used for grazing purposes and can mainly be found in the Sarvonian north. [READ MORE] Return to the top

FURZE, THE
Importance. A though, hummocky swamp grass.
Summary.
This coarse, roughly-edged grass grows thickly clumped, tending to form small hummocks of soil around its roots. A furze-covered tract of land is unwieldy to walk upon because of these low cobbles, although hooved animals have far less difficulty than humans. It prefers moisture and is often found around or composing swamps. A deep greyish green, with sawtoothed purple and red edges, as if it had already wounded a passerby, the furze grass stands about two palmspans high. Furze is considered an important part of the Sorren ecosystem by providing a habitat for a multitude of insects, amphibians, small rodents, and other creatures low on the food chain.
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GOLDEN RAIN, THE
Importance. Highquality wheat-type.
Summary.
Golden Rain is the best sort of grain you can find in Sorren. It is expensive to grow, but the loafs you can bake with it are of an extreme good quality, so it’s especially popular with the upper classes in Santharian society. Golden Rain grants its name from its seeds, which look like golden raindrops when harvested. The plant has one yellow/white stem of 1.5 ped height with the seeds at the top of it.
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INCENSE GRASS, THE
Importance. A sweetly scented wild grass used for deodorizing homes.
Summary. Incense-Grass or Scent-Weed (Styrásh:
Eferán'in or Eferán'in) is a scented wild grass, which grows about knee-high to a human before sprouting florets. Florets are grass stalks which divide into multiple fine purplish hairs at the apex and then bud tiny purple petals. Spreads, albeit slowly, by means of a tough underground rootlet system. Eferán'ín grows well in moister portions of the central plains of Santharia.

The dried stalks are often cut and used as strewing rushes for cottage floors or as thatch. The stalks are also burnt individually as a natural deodorizer and air fragrancer; the odour is rather like a combination of clove and juniper. It is not a common animal feed, as it will scent the milk and even meat of cows, goats, and other domestic stock with its characteristic sharply spicy aroma. However, venison and wild game that have had this flavour infused by browsing on "Scent-Weed" are highly prized on the tables of the wealthy city-folk.
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PHEASANT GRASS, THE
Importance. Good hay, golden seedheads are popular with wild birds.
Summary.
Tawny plumes of seed heads decorate this longstemmed wild gold grass. Also a major component of the plains ecosystem, Pheasant Grass grows from one to two peds high in small copses or thickets. It dries quickly and is very attractive, keeping its shiny golden colour and not dropping seedheads everywhere. Birds thrive on the grain, and horses enjoy the cut dried "pheasant hay" in the winter.
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WEAN GRASS, THE
Importance. Rich in calcium, can be eaten by humans.
Summary.
A type of plain grass with very fine, short blades. Turns a pale yellow in the autumn and bleaches almost to white in colder zones. The main pasturage for the Auroran plains. Horses, sheep, cows, all thrive on this low-silicate, high-calcium ground cover. In times of famine can even be boiled down into a kind of milky soup which will sustain human life.
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