The name ‘Elephant Grass’ gives nod to a type of the Norfolk Reed commonly found in the area. The story goes that one day, a circus train passing through, stopped at the Annapolis Royal station to water and walk the elephants on board. A few weeks later, silvery grass over 10 ft tall sprouted on the path taken by the elephants. The grass was forever after called Elephant Grass by the local community. In truth, it is an invasive plant, used as thatching material by the Acadian settlers farming the region in 1600’s.
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