Ornamental bog grasses in tubs from a big-box store

Oscarmatic(CA z10/23)November 7, 2013

Hi. These two tubs of ornamental grasses hung out for a couple years in a small pool at the top of a waterfall. Whatever labelling there was is long gone, and I'm hoping to figure out if these will have a place in the rehabilitated pond.

This picture was taken after I cleared out most of the volunteers who had taken up cohabitation, including water mint and water cress. The grass did well enough in this environment for a while, so I am guessing it's a wetland or bog grass.

Thanks for your help!

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lycopus(z5 NY)

A closeup of the flower would help, but it appears to be a spikerush, genus Eleocharis.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 2:58PM
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A guess-- Isolepsis, they sell it from proven winners at home depot as "fiber optic grass"

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:20PM
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Oscarmatic(CA z10/23)

Thanks for the great suggestions.

lycopus, here's a close-up photo of the seed head. (Sheesh, it was difficult to get the camera to focus on the tip, even in macro mode!)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 1:11PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks like Eleocharis to me. Could prove difficult to get it down to species without having access to live material.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 4:21PM
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