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Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’

 

Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusHakonechloaFrom Japan’s Mt. Hakone, from whose moist woodlands and cliffs this grass originates
SpeciesmacraFrom the Ancient Greek μακρά (makra), neuter plural form of μακρός (makros, “long”)
Cultivar‘All Gold’

About plant names...

Japanese forest grass is not a North American native, and it is not found in the wild. This cultivar is used for landscaping.

Identification: This bright yellow-green grass reaches about 9-14" (22-35 cm) in height.

Online References:

Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ on Perennial Resource

Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ at White Flower Farm

Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ on Perennials.com

Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ on Wikipedia

Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 13 × 9" (32 × 23 cm)

Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Range: Zones 5-10:

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