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San Francisco Botanical Garden Class & Plant Sale

February 17, 2012

South African Plants for California Gardens,

a class at San Francisco Botanical Garden,

Saturday, May 19, 2012

from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Click here for more information.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2012 11:03 pm

    Love that picture! which grass is it?

  2. marhoot permalink*
    April 20, 2012 6:35 pm

    Hi Panayoti! It’s Anthochortus crinalis, South African orgy grass. Strong winds sculpt these plants into fascinating, if unkempt, forms. It’s very easy to germinate and grow, although collecting the tiny seeds borne in low numbers can be tedious. It’s reliably damaged by frost in the mid 20’s, but regenerates well from portions insulated by the densely woven tuffets. Recent fires at the pictured locality seem to have extirpated the small population there. I have a nice crop that will be offered at my class.

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