Plant ID forum: Interesting tall plant blooming in my backyard

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
May 25, 2015 6:36 PM CST
This is about 5' tall right now and its bloom is sort of cottony. There are two of them blooming right now in my 'meadow' backyard. Any idea what it might be?



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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
May 25, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Could that be the young flower heads of Dactylis glomerata.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dactylis_glomerata
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
May 25, 2015 7:33 PM CST
wow, that looks like a match! Hurray! Thanks so much! I'm thrilled it hosts so many different skippers. Thumbs up
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
May 25, 2015 7:46 PM CST
You're very welcome! That's a naturalized plant in Hawai'i too.

Aloha

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