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Unknown grass ID please.

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
I bought a Pennisetum villosum last year which is lovely.This year another grass has grown with it and I am wondering if this is another ornamental grass.The 'new' grass is the taller brighter green one with seed heads on it,the Pennisetum is the greyer one and still has to get going this year!
I like it anyway but wondered if anyone had an ID for it?


“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Bump!
    Is it possibly just a 'weed' grass rather than an ornamental?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Just looks like normal grass
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    edited May 2019
    Herba normalis?  ;)
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,579
    Maybe one of the Brizas?
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Thanks.
    Yes it could be a Briza of some kind,though not sure where it has come from!
    The heads are not quite out yet so will keep a close eye for an ID.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    Melica altissima I think. 
    East Anglia
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    edited May 2019
    Asarum said:
    Melica altissima I think. 
    That looks like a contender!
    The Pennisetum it is growing with was bought from an NGS garden last year so it is possible it was a seed or plantlet hiding in the pot somewhere.
    Shall have to see if I can separate the two later on.
    Nice one to have I think!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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