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RE: Please ID this wetlands grass (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: gorlash on 08.17.2010 at 09:50 pm in Name That Plant Forum

hmmmm... interesting, very close to my plant. I wish I could find some more conclusive photos to help me pin this down!

I also found a reference to a similar plant, Elytrigia elongata, also listed by CalFlora. But I don't know how to clearly distinguish between them, and neither is convincingly close to my sample, in the photos I've found so far...


Later note:
Okay, E. pontica is generally called Rush Wheatgrass, and E. elongata is Tall Wheatgrass. However, numerous references (including one CalFlora note) refer to E. pontica as Tall Wheatgrass. So it appears that I may have to just settle on "Elytrigia sp" as my ID for this grass.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?

clipped on: 08.17.2010 at 10:03 pm    last updated on: 08.17.2010 at 10:06 pm

RE: Is this Asparagus asparagoides (in our regional park?) (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: gorlash on 05.30.2010 at 05:23 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Oh, cool!! So it belongs where it is! That's a cool thing... maybe I'll see some flowers on it soon...


A reader on Flickr (ID Please group) suggests: Streptopus amplexifolius (Clasping Twistedstalk) is native to North America. The plants grow in a creeping habit in moist, dense undergrowth.

That also fits this plant. I'll have to do some more research to clarify; hopefully it will flower soon, which will give me a valuable pointer!

clipped on: 05.30.2010 at 05:32 pm    last updated on: 05.30.2010 at 05:33 pm

RE: ID: marsh-like ground cover in a dry city space (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: gorlash on 05.09.2010 at 09:13 pm in Name That Plant Forum

Wow!! Is this *really* Dichondra?!?!?! It has a reputation as being delicate and difficult to raise - this stuff is bullet-proof!! It gets tromped on all the time, couldn't care less!! Amazing... I think I'll just let it grow.

It *does* seem to let certain weeds through easily, as I'm reading on other sites. However, the ones I most want to avoid (various versions of foxtails) seem to shun it, which is fine with me...


Later note:
Well, if it *is* Dichondra, I'll know soon enough; most sites say "not tolerant of drought"... we'll see how it tolerates our 100 degsF summers; I don't have sprinklers out in that strip, and I don't otherwise water.

Either way, Asarum looks unlikely; they have stems that run several inches; you can see my fingers in the original image; the stems are no more than an inch or so, max.

clipped on: 05.09.2010 at 09:21 pm    last updated on: 05.09.2010 at 09:23 pm