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Stipa Tenuissima?

Nicholas8Nicholas8 Posts: 5

Last year I planted this grass which was half the size with wispy leaves with light feathery seed heads later in the year. It was labelled as a Stipa Tenuissima, which it appeared to be. However this years growth is very different (See attached picture). The fresh leaves are about 3mm thick and have these large what look like seed heads about 5 cm from the tip. Are you able to advise what is happening here?
I would be most grateful

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,922

    It is NOT S. tenuissima, but I am not sure what it is, a Carex perhaps.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234


    Looks like your grass has died and been taken over by a rush.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    Juncus effusis I think, a well known weed of well watered plants in pots. I think it's often from the compost. It turns up all over the place and is often put on here for ID

  • Nicholas8Nicholas8 Posts: 5

    Thank you all for this. How weird, however I am no longer scratching my head.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    Maybe it was very tiny in the pot with the Stipa. 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    My garden is covered in it here in Great Puddle in the Marshes!!! image

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