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Any ideas?

Posted by new_grower 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 14, 05 at 18:53

I was given an ornamental grass several years ago but I have no idea what it is and I haven't seen it anywhere. Last year it grew to about 5' tall, it's dark green with upright growth. At the end of each "stalk" are 6-8 grass blades that give it the appearance of a star w/ tiny white "flowers" in the middle. Sorry, I know this is vague. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks


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  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 15, 05 at 0:05

Perhaps a Cyperus species?


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RE: Any ideas?

  • Posted by Jake z4b-5 NE (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 16, 05 at 9:41

I will concur with jean001 your description reads like your grass may be a Cyperus.

Jake


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RE: Any ideas?

I agree with Jake and Jean001. If you live near a good garden center that carries water plants, go in and look around sometime and I bet you'll be able to positively identify what you have. Cyperus (umbrella palm or papyrus) comes in all different sizes, from miniature to giant, so you might find it in a different size, but at least you'll know for sure what it is.


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