[Taxacom] Pharmitas Grass
Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu
Thu Jan 7 13:29:51 CST 2010
Did you also read about Phar lap, the racehorse poisoned by weed killer? I agree, a misspelling of Phragmites is possible - but one does not usually say Phragmites grass, and there are non-grasses that are called something or other grass, so I figured I would ask everyone. I could not see anything to identify it by on the newspaper. The next step will be to contact the writer of the news item.
From: Zanoni, Thomas [mailto:tzanoni at nybg.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:25 PM
To: Mary Barkworth
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Pharmitas Grass
On a google search for the words Pharmitas and Pharmitas grass, I get
the sain bird float coming up, Pharmitas is also a commercial name (not
related to plants)
Looks like an obvious mispelled word.
Have you considered Phragmites grass? The inflorescences/
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Barkworth
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 2:06 PM
To: (Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu)
Subject: [Taxacom] Pharmitas Grass
This plant was used in making a monkey figure for the Rose Bowl Parade.
Does anyone know the scientific name?
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