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Photo © Christy King, some rights reserved
Salt Point, CA (Google, OSM)
38.5722075305, -123.3248900767
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Description

the long grass

Aug. 10, 2012 23:26:01 -0700
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Pampas Grasses - Photo (c) kanegen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
charlie's ID: Pampas Grasses (Genus Cortaderia)
Posted by charlie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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either jubata or selloana.

Posted by charlie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pampas Grasses - Photo (c) kanegen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
seakay's ID: Pampas Grasses (Genus Cortaderia)
Posted by seakay over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Out of curiosity, how do you tell the difference between the two (jubata and selloana)?

Posted by seakay over 2 years ago (Flag)
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It's not easy, and to be honest I don't fully remember. I think selloana is more clump forming than jubata... or maybe I have that the other way around - but I don't think I can tell them apart from those photos. Both are invasive introduced plants, so most people don't distinguish, though perhaps they have somewhat different ecological niches and growth forms.

Posted by charlie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Well I really appreciate the ID. Wish I was seeing more native things on my travels, but ah well. It's nice to know what I've been seeing!

Posted by seakay over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Sorry I wasn't more helpful! There are plenty of native things up there too!

Posted by charlie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pampas Grasses - Photo (c) kanegen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
seakay's ID: Pampas Grasses (Genus Cortaderia)
Pampas Grasses - Photo (c) kanegen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Pampas Grasses (Genus Cortaderia)
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