Monday, May 28, 2007

Toitoi in the moonlight

7 Comments:

Weekend_Viking said...

I think that's actually pampas grass, a related species from South America. Most of what we call toitoi these days is crossbred with pampas grass, I think.

StyleyGeek said...

Okay, "Pampas Grass in the Moonlight". Dammit. Doesn't have quite the same ring.

physics*chick said...

Whatever it is, beautiful photo! :)

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Ha. I was also about to say "isn't that pampas grass?" because we have the exact same plant in our back yard. (And Mr. QWP thinks it's called "Pompous Grass.") (For our first year here, we referred to it as "The Giant Spider Plant That Has Giant Foxtails Growing Out Of It.")

But it's a beautiful shot.

StyleyGeek said...

I just looked on wikipedia, and I can't tell the difference between toetoe and pampas grass. Although if pressed, I would have to say my picture looks more like the one under toetoe because it's fluffier.

It appears I can't spell, either. (Although the URL for the toetoe page spells it toitoi).

grace said...

Pampas grass tends to have a pink tint to the seed head, and I vaguely remember reading that it seeds at a different time of year than toetoe (although I can't remember when!). Although as weekend_viking says, they may be rampantly hybridising.

Badaunt said...

Are you trying to make me homesick?

(It's working.)