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ID Grass Help!!

Posted by sparkyr (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 14:36

Hi.... I figured the smart people on Gardenweb can figure this out if anybody can. Unfortunately I don't have a pic because I saw it on TV but I was hoping someone could help me identify it from description.

It appears that it is a decorative type of grass (not positive) that is tall (~3 ft). On the top is a head that almost looks like a dandelion that has gone to seed. The grass/plant is not densely packed, separated by about 2ft.

Anyone have any clue what I'm talking about?

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RE: ID Grass Help!!

Does it look like this:


If so, it's Lagurus ovatus, AKA Hare's Tail or Bunny's Tail.

RE: ID Grass Help!!

Thanks for the suggestion but that is not it. My description was a little off. I actually captured a blurry screen shot. See if this helps!

RE: ID Grass Help!! take 2

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Sorry, I messed that last post up.

RE: ID Grass Help!!

How about this:


If that's the plant, I hope it isn't on your property. It's Cyperus esculentus, AKA Yellow Nutsedge, one of the most invasive plants in North America.

RE: ID Grass Help!!

The grass in the blurry photo is Egyptian Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

It is an aquatic sedge for no frost areas. I have one in my greenhouse pond year'round.

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