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Plant Identification: SOLVED: pampass or saccharum ravanae?

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

November 24, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9341336

Could anyone distinguish if these images are those of the pampass (cortadeira) grass or saccharum ravanea? At this time, it already finished blooming so I don't have any photos of the flowers. I am leaning toward saccharum but I am not sure.

Please help,

Pham

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growin
Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)


November 24, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9341345

It doesn't look like Pampas grass to me. The leaves aren't wide enough and stems not thick enough.
vngarden
Seattle, WA

November 24, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9341356

I think this is a hardy or evergreen saccharum grass that stays green all year. At this time of the year, I think pampass grass should already shows some dead leaves but this saccharum looks green and healthy. The leaves of this grass don't seem to have sharp edges like pampass so i think it is a saccharum.

thanks,

Pham

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