A Star Grass is Born

We have long loved the Southeast US native star grasses (NC to Texas), but until a few years ago, the only one we’d grown was the faster-growing, Rhynchospora colorata. Below is our Charleston, SC collection of the much slower spreading, Rhynchospora latifolia, which also has more showy, wider bracts. In the wild, this grows in shallow, standing water, although it will also tolerate reasonably moist soils. These white star grasses were previously known as belonging in the genus, Dichromena, until that genus was dissolved due to having improper papers. Hardiness Zone 7b-10b, at least.

Rhynchospora latifolia

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