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Is this a native plant?

Posted by GA (My Page) on
Mon, May 6, 13 at 16:30

I've had this plant for over a year. It has not flowered, to date. I'd love to know what it is and if it is a native plant to Georgia. It has grass-like bluish-green silky leaves about 10" max.

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RE: Is this a native plant?

Did you buy it, dig it up, or ??? A few more details might help the ID.


RE: Is this a native plant?

It resembles silkgrass, Pityopsis. Are the leaves silvery on one side?

RE: Is this a native plant?

I dug this from the side of the road on a berm of sandy soil. It does have silvery leaves.

RE: Is this a native plant?

I now believe this is a Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf Silkgrass) and thankfully it is native. I probably repotted it in a soil mix that is too rich and moist and that's possibly why it hasn't flowered. Thanks for the posts!

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