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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Aug 26, 2020 12:55 PM CST
I request an ID for the following grass:

Edit: it's between 3 and 4 ft tall


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Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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NMoasis
Aug 26, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Possibly Miscanthus sinensis? There are several varieties.
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Aug 26, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Possible: Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana)
Name: John K.
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bunnydefluff
Aug 26, 2020 5:54 PM CST
some sort of dogtail grass?
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 27, 2020 12:50 PM CST
My first thought was also pampas grass
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Aug 27, 2020 6:40 PM CST
My first thought was Pampas Grass too (which is invasive in Ca.), but pampas grass gets much larger, with razor sharp leaves. There are other grasses with those plumes that stay shorter.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Aug 27, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Yes there are quite a few clump grasses used as ornamentals. Calamagrostis acutiflora (Feather Reed grass) is a candidate but is more vertical than your photos. Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) maybe?
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Aug 28, 2020 4:49 AM CST
It's definately not pampas grass lol.

I personally was thinking in the Miscanthus genus, but can't find someting that looks like it online...
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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NMoasis
Aug 28, 2020 9:54 AM CST
Lee-Roy, can you give us close-ups of the seed heads? Their overall shapes look like the miscanthus in my yard. Sorry, these pix are from several years ago, not very good.

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For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Aug 28, 2020 11:18 AM CST
nmoasis said:Lee-Roy, can you give us close-ups of the seed heads? Their overall shapes look like the miscanthus in my yard. Sorry, these pix are from several years ago, not very good.

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I'll try to make some tomorrow; these aren't exactly growing next door Big Grin

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