I’ve been looking at lots of beargrass lately, searching for Sandia hairstreak butterflies (NM state butterfly). Although there have been three different days I’ve seen a Sandia hairstreak, I think it’s quite possible I’ve seen only a single butterfly (photo here).

In the process of searching for them though, I’ve found lots of … irregular blades of beargrass. I think of them as squiggles. I’m not sure how or why they get this way but it’s not all that unusual to see them on one plant or another.

Texas Beargrass (Nolina texana)

Texas Beargrass (Nolina texana)