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.