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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today's Flower/ Pampas Grass

Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a large perennial grass native to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It grows in large clumps eight to ten feet high, bearing in late summer silvery-white or pinkish silken plumes which rise to a height of 12 feet.
I am not sure if this is the same kind cause it don't look real pretty right now.

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24 comments:

Kathy said...

awww I know this stuff well. We have several customers who have this stuff that we go around in the spring time to cut back down to the ground. Very sturdy plant.

guild-rez said...

Pampas grass is on my shopping list:)
Great picture..
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Reader Wil said...

This is a new plant for me! Interesting! The strangler Fig Tree won't bloom as far as I know. It's also a very tall tree. I added another photo to show how enormous it is.

Maria said...

It looks very stury, indeed. I'm sure it looks great when it's green!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've grown to love pampas grass especially in the wind we have here in OK.

VALKYRIEN said...

I have just read about this plant - and seen photos of it! And this is quite a fun pic! Looks a bit like a very sticky porcupine! Great shot!

Titania said...

I like grasses, because evev when they are on their last leg so to speak they still can look attractive in a different way. This one still looks good to me.
But to me it does not look like a Pampas grass plume. Perhaps it is an other Pampas specie.

Darla said...

I am not a big fan of the Pampas grass, snakes like to live in it. I did see some really pretty pink pampas grass in a magazine the other day.

fishing guy said...

Lilli: I had some grasses growing by the house and took them out because they were too aggressive.

Rosamaria said...

Lilli

The Pampas Grass are just as you described, but I had to find at Google to make sure I new this plant.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortaderia_selloana). By this time there is a lot of them on the country-side.
Some people put them in flower-pots, and when they dry make a lot of dirt.

Denise said...

Your photo is lovely. This will be the year I plant pampas grass in our garden. I have been wanting to do that for some time now.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Lilli

Interesting plant!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Luke Wiley said...

Interesting flower!

storyteller said...

I've seen lots of pampas grass while traveling in the southwest ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Neal said...

I think it's pretty! I never would have thought of taking that picture.

napaboaniya said...

A burst of happiness it portraits to me :)

Janie said...

This looks like one of the bunch grasses that grow around here. I wonder if it's the same.

Sandra said...

Sometimes we don't need colors to have beautiful flowers! Great photo, thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Arija said...

This loooks more like grass that grown on the Pampas rather than what is generally called Pampas Grass. I have a large clump on the farm.

Michele said...

Yep, I know this stuff and your photo reminds me of little burst of fireworks in the night sky... lol

Arija said...

The leaves of Pampas grass are much wider and razor sharp at the edges.

PERBS said...

I agee that it looks similar but don't think it is pampas grass. The big white fluffy parts are still blooming presently here.

Susie of Arabia said...

I remember pampas grass growing all over where I grew up in Southern Arizona. My mom used to stick a huge bunch in a vase with water and a few drops of food coloring and the pampas grass absorbed the color. Quite pretty actually.

Tammie Lee said...

I have seen that plant growing along the coast of Big Sur to help the hillsides stay up where it is steep. Pretty sure it was planted for that purpose, not native. Fun image.