Blue wild rye, Elymus glaucus a perennial native forest grass is successfully providing cover over new construction and slope regrading within Yosemite National Park, along Highway 140, near the Arch Rock entrance, about 5 miles from the valley floor.
Along the road to Yosemite National Park, the edge of Highway 140 has a nice solid stand of native perennial Lotus purshianus only grows a few inches tall without mowing, and provides a fire-resistant, weed-free border that stays green all summer without any fertilizer or irrigation.
WHAT IS SIMILAR ABOUT THE NATIVE VEGETATION IN THESE TWO PHOTOS?
Photos and text copyright © 2000 by Craig Dremann, The Reveg Edge, Box 609, Redwood City, CA. 94064