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Ornamental bog grasses in tubs from a big-box store

Posted by Oscarmatic USDA:10 Sunset:23 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 14:23

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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RE: Ornamental bog grasses in tubs from a big-box store

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

RE: Ornamental bog grasses in tubs from a big-box store

A guess-- Isolepsis, they sell it from proven winners at home depot as "fiber optic grass"

Close-up of the flower/seed head

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!)

RE: Ornamental bog grasses in tubs from a big-box store

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

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