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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819



I brought some wild grass seed back from Tenerife and have been growing it for a couple of years now.  It forms a dense and solid mat, which starts off flat and then becomes more raised. Some of the leaves are red. The stalks are a glaucus blue and the flower heads are very like Stipa Gigantea.  Could this be some type of Stipa?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,086

    I'm not that hot on grasses, but that looks remarkably like what my farming father would call Wild Oats (Avena fatua)  - a real problem weed for farmers. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,844

    I agree with Dove.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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