A grass from Amy in SC

I’m sorry I couldn’t get a better picture, this is the only one I have. But its a floofy tall plant and at the bottom f these floofs isgiant grass, do you know what this is called.

Hi Amy,

I cannot be 100 % certain on this one, because I cannot see the lower portion of the plant.  However, it is most likely pampas grass, Cortaderia selloana, a commonly cultivated mound-forming grass.  Similar grasses include Arundo donax and several species of Miscanthus.

You can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortaderia_selloana

I hope this helps!


Steven R. Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS


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