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RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 16, 2013
1:00 AM

Post #9386736

Green wide leafed plant ID, please

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 16, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9387194

Looks like Molineria capitulata, or pam grass. If so, pay close attention to the base or rhizome because it flowers around there.

I was meant to say, Palm grass, not Pam grass.

This message was edited Jan 16, 2013 10:29 AM

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 16, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9387634

vngarden,

thank you for ID of my Molineria capitulata 'Palm Grass'

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 16, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9387690

My entry to download Molineria capitulata 'Palm grass' has picked up Curligo capitulata 'Palm Grass'.
Is this the same plant?
vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 16, 2013
7:10 PM

Post #9387706

yes. I think C. capitulata is its synonym. You could use either and still be correct. I personally prefer the genus Molineria.

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 16, 2013
7:11 PM

Post #9387707

Thanks, vngarden. So do I!

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 16, 2013
10:51 PM

Post #9387828

I have just found another entry on DG - Setaria palmifolia 'Palm Grass' which also looks like my photos??
Is this one and the same?
vngarden
Seattle, WA

January 17, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9387972

The key difference is the way it blooms. M. capitulata blooms at or near the base or rhizome of the plant. Setaria palmifolia blooms just like a regular grass.

I uploaded 2 images of M. capitulata photographed at the Conservatory in Seattle, WA.

You could go back there to see the way it blooms and make a determination base on that.

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


January 17, 2013
11:16 AM

Post #9388254

Setaria palmifolia will throw a six foot long (2 meters) seed spike.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71106/

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand
(Zone 1)

January 17, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9388745

Thanks everyone.

I won't be able to settle this one until it flowers.
Photographed this palm grass in early January.

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