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Green wide leafed plant

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

Green wide leafed plant ID, please

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Seattle, WA

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.

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Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)


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

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

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

Seattle, WA

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

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

Thanks, vngarden. So do I!

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

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

Seattle, WA

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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Keaau, HI

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

Waihi, New Zealand(Zone 1)

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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