what's this grass?

weeddummie(ACT Aust)November 28, 2010

Hi all,

Does anyone know what this grass with fluffy flowers could be?

photo

thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donn_(7b-8a)

The flower looks a bit like Saccharum ravennae, and seems to extend well above the foliage, like S. ravennae.

Do you have a photo of the whole plant? Dimensions?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 9:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weeddummie(ACT Aust)

Thanks donn.

Dimensions are about less than 0.5 metres. A couple more photos below.

Wonder if it's a problem in my area?

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 7:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donn_(7b-8a)

It isn't S. ravennae, from which the flower stalks will extend up to 4 meters over 1 meter foliage. The flowers look similar, however, and it looks like there is a white mid-vein stripe on the foliage...another similarity.

Here is my stand of three S. ravennae this year:

The plant you show looks like it has been mowed down during the growing season, witness several stubby green leaves with squared edges.

I don't know what hardiness zone you are in, but many very flowery grasses will reseed in temperate zones.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 9:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weeddummie(ACT Aust)

Wow, dimensions do matter! Looks like it'll be a tough one to ID - will keep looking around. The only mowing this area gets is either by the kangaroos, wild rabbits, wombat or some other animal I think :)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 6:18AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Miscanthus sinensis Advice
Hello, I want to plant some Miscanthus grass on the...
nick0001
Splitting my Maiden Grass
I plan on splitting my grass in the spring. When is...
purpleshovel
Miscanthus blight?
A few months ago I got some Miscanthis Hinjo at Lowes...
summer99
Best time to cut grasses back in my zone 9
I recently moved to the San Francisco Peninsula Zone...
kmoodymz3
Maiden grass
Is maiden grass too invasive to be nearby a septic...
nancy0852
Sponsored Products
Aura Locking Wall-Mount Mailbox
Signature Hardware
Da Vinci Semi-Flushmount by Schonbek Lighting
$4,389.00 | Lumens
Hand-Tufted Meadow Ivory/ Lt. Blue Wool Rug (3'6 x 5'6)
Overstock.com
Cilindro Satin Nickel Six-Light Mini Pendant with Multi Glass
$904.00 | Bellacor
Best Quality Lighting Path & Landscape Lights LV76S-AB Landscape Lighting Spot
$71.76 | Home Depot
Korver Leather Sectional - Brighton Lemon Grass Yellow
Joybird Furniture
Tall Sea Grass Vase
$39.99 | zulily
Dandelion Outdoor Rug
Grandin Road
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™