Our lives depend on the magnesium ion at the centre of the chlorophyll pigment that gives leafy plants their green colour. Without chlorophyll’s ability to absorb photons, plants would not have the chemical energy needed to synthesis sugars from carbon dioxide. Photosynthesis is fundamental to life on earth, supplying most of the necessary energy and maintaining the oxygen content of the atmosphere.
I have already stitched oak leaves, indigo leaves and sunflower plants, so now is time for some humble tufts of grass. Grasses have the amazing ability to regrow after repeated grazing or mowing, providing food for many species of graminivore – animals that feed predominantly on grass.