ornamental grass-- long shot
Dr. Gerald Stinger Guala
stinger at FAIRCHILDGARDEN.ORG
Thu Nov 1 11:10:57 CST 2001
It sounds as though it might be Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum dactyloides
or Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum floridanum
The silliness of common names aside (there are a lot of common names for
these species and neither is really very common in the Fakahatchee strand)
neither is a "plume" grass either, the inflorescence has just a few spikes.
They are both very common in the nursery trade in Florida though and I have
even seen them in the Cayman Islands under those common names in a nursery.
Gerald "Stinger" Guala, Ph.D.
Keeper of the Herbarium
Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center
11935 Old Cutler Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33156-4299
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Subject: ornamental grass-- long shot
TH 1 Nov 1018h
We have been asked to identify an ornamental grass which apparently
a trade name (cultivar name?) something like
"Fhakahatchoe" or "--hatchee"
I have not seen the grass, but am told that it is some sort of a
grass, very attractive.
Anybody have a clue?
John B. Nelson
A. C. Moore Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208
nelson at sc.edu
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