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Identify and find an ornamental grass by desc,

Posted by slo1196 5 (My Page) on
Sat, May 26, 07 at 13:50

5 yrs. ago I had a grass that my brother referred to as "Corn Grass". It was as tall+ as my house which was a 2 story. Divorced and now only remember it as "corn grass". It looks similar to Arundo Donax but I couldnt tell by photos if the base of a mature plant had thick stalks. The base of my "corn grass" was about the size of a silver dollar. ALso, I need a distributor as I cannot find it! Thanks for any and all help!


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RE: Identify and find an ornamental grass by desc,

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, May 26, 07 at 14:55

It was probably Arundo, which can easily have stems the diameter of a silver dollar, and reach quite a height.

"Corn Grass" is Rottboellia cochinchinensis, AKA Itch Grass, or Buffalo Bean Grass. It's an annual grass which only reaches 6-8' and used as a dried grass.


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