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Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

I wonder if anyone could help identify these grasses, please.

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  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

    As so many Forum users appear to've looked at my request but nobody has identified the grass yet, I suspect my photos are not helpful enough, so I have added this one

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    of the plumes too.  So, fingers crossed!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    I (only think!) it resembles Arrhenatherum elatius ; if you dig a tiny piece from the edges , does it appear to sprout from 'bulblets' ?

  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

    Thank you, Paul.  I'm sorry I'm so late in thanking you but I went out after posting my last photograph and returned just now.

    As it's dark now, I can't try the "test" you suggest but I will do it tomorrow.  However, I've googled the botanical name you gave me and in some photos they look identical but in others not so!

    Thank you again and let's hope this is it.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    I have the variegated form of A.elatius bulbosum variegatum ; from what I can make out the flower stems look very similar . Oh well , see what happens !

  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

    We will!

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639

    Have a look at Helictotrichon Sempervirens or Pratense too. I think they look like meadow oat grass.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Looking at my grass this morning (A.elatius) I am probably mistaken ; very difficult to ID grasses like this ; good luck anyway !

    Helicotrichon is a good contender . (PS Pick something easy next time image) .Off to work now.

  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

    Hi Borderline, thank you very much for your message.  So sorry for my tardiness in replying but  I'm afraid I didn't see it till this morning as I was in bed by 11!

    I googled your suggestions.  It doesn't look like the blue grass variety but it may well be the second.  A little hard to tell, I'd agree.  It's 80cm in height, the colour and form are alike though mine seems to have slightly finer flower/seed heads.  On the other hand, it might just be the photograph that makes them appear so.  Who knows?

    Thank you, once again.

  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644

    Hi Paul, thank you for your message.  I'm touched by your kindness and nicely amused by your parenthetic aside!

    The truth is, I have another grass that I have no idea what "make" it mignt be!  However, it's not flowering yet, so not the right time to ask questions yet!

    On my last birthday, I was given a large basket full of all sorts of plants: grasses, succulents, ivies, and bromeliads.  No information supplied other than not to overwater.  So, I may have some more questions in the near future...

    Looking forward to them?  image

    Have a good day at work!

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639

    Hi Artemis3, if the eventual height is around 80cm, I think it is a meadow oat grass. I agree it is unlikely to be Sempevirens as it has far more blue tones. The Helictotrichon Pubescens could be nearer, but as you can see, it is quite hard to photograph grass especially in bright sunlight and greens can look different at different times of the day. 

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