|Erianthus ravennae 'Hardy Pampas Grass' with a tall stalk but not yet blooming|
The central stalk has nodes along the way up that look like bamboo, I'm assuming to provide rigid structure to hold this massive stem up so high into the wind. It sways constantly in the breeze. Think of the amount of resources going into producing these 2 tall plumes (there is another smaller one on the way).
|I'm in love with the little hairs at each node|
|A total of 2 fruiting stalks are growing, you can tell because they are much thicker and have a red hue|
Update 9-27-2015: The seed plume is blooming on top of the long stalk, slowly opening and drying in the sun. I used my telephoto lens to try to get a detail picture of the top from side view because it's out of reach for an iPhone photo.
|Hardy Pampas Grass blooming with it's seed plume opening|
|Hardy pampas grass in the morning sun|