Miscanthus grass growing in tufts

Botanical Nerd Word: Caespitose

Caespitose: Growing in dense tufts.* Many grasses have a caespitose growth habit, including these Miscanthus plants. *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: …

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Calamagrostis

Top grasses for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects three top grasses for winter interest. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass) Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern sea oats) Stipa tenuissima (syn. Nassella tenuissima) (Mexican …

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