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Plant Video Library 2013 cont.

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture


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Photo 1: Indian Warrior Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior')





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Photo 2: Lord Snowden Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii 'Lord Snowden')





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Photo 3: Blue Heaven Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Minnblue A')





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Photo 4: Carousel Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel')





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Photo 5: Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)


Tall Verbena

Big Bluestem

Characteristics of Big Bluestem

Identifying Big Bluestem

Little Bluestem

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

Click on the link to see the video with host Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor of Horticulture

Flowering Plant Video Library Dividing Dwarf Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'




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Photo 1: Dividing Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')


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Photo 2: Dividing Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')

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Photo 3: Dividing Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')




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Photo 4: Dividing Variegated Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche')





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Photo 5: Dividing Variegated Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche')


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Photo 6: Dividing Variegated Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche')

Flowering Plant Video Library Dividing Variegated Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche')

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

Click on the link to see the video with host Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor of Horticulture


Prairie Cordgrass, Sloughgrass (Spartina pectinata)




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Photo 1: Prairie Cordgrass, Sloughgrass (Spartina pectinata)


Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')

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Photo 2: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')


Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)




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Photo 3: Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)



Dwarf Forms of Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara' and Morning Mist')

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Photo 4: Dwarf Prairie Bluestem: 'Tara' left, 'Morning Mist' right (Sporobolus heterolepis)


Prairie Blues and Carousel Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)




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Photo 5: Prairie Blues Little Bluestem ( Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues')





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Photo 6: Carousel Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel')


Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

Click on the link to see the video with host Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor of Horticulture

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)




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Photo 1: Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)


River Oats Wood Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

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Photo 2: River Oats, Wood Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)


Elijah Blue Fescue Grass (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')




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Photo 3: Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')



Silver Spike Grass (Achnatherum calamagrostis)




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Photo 4: Silver Spike Grass (Achnatherum calamagrostis)



Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)




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Photo 5: Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)


Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

Click on the link to see the video with host Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor of Horticulture


Fireworks Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks')

Karl Foord

Photo 1: Fireworks Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks')

Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)




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Photo 2: Blue Grama Grass - early flowering (Bouteloua gracilis)





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Photo 3: Blue Grama Grass - mature seed heads (Bouteloua gracilis)



Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)




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Photo 4: Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)



Heat Damage to Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)




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Photo 5: Heat damage to Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)


Flowering Plant Video Library - Sedges

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

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Creeping Broadleaf Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata')




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Photo 1: Creeping Broadleaf Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata')



Variegated Muskingum Sedge (Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme')




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Photo 2: Variegated Muskingum Sedge (Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme')



Bunny Blue and Silver Sceptre Sedges




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Photo 3: Bunny Blue Spreading Sedge (Carex laxiculmis 'Bunny Blue')


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Photo 4: Silver Sceptre Sedge (Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre')

Ice Dance Variegated Sedge (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance')




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Photo 5: Ice Dance Variegated Sedge (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance')



Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis)

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Photo 6: Native Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis)


Rhizomatous vs. Bunching Sedges

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

Click on the link to see the video with host Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor of Horticulture


Ruby Ribbons Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons')




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Photo 1: Ruby Ribbons Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons')



Cloud Nine Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine')




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Photo 2: Cloud Nine Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine')



Panicum Frosted Explosion (Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion')

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Photo 3: Panicum Frosted Explosion (Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion')


Huron Solstice and North Wind Switch Grass

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Photo 4: North Wind Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'North Wind')




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Photo 5: Huron Solstice Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Huron Solstice')


Flowering Plant Video Library - Miscanthus

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

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Little Fountain Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontaine (Little Fountain)'

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Photo 1: Little Fountain Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Klein Fontaine (Little Fountain)'


Zebra-banded Miscanthus




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Photo 2: Zebra-banded Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus')



Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus)




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Photo 3: Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus)


Cautions about the Invasive Character of Miscanthus

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Photo 4: Invasive Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus')


Distinguishing Types of Zebra Banded Miscanthus




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Photo 5: Zebra Banded Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus')


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