Striped leaves, Bitlmore Estate, Asheville, NC

It embarrasses me how few plant names I know. I’m walking through an environment of unnamed beings all day every day.

I can’t even refer to this life-form usefully if I want to talk about it with other people: “that white-leaf-with-green-stripes narrow-bladed thingy.” Yeah, that’s helpful.

So I take a photograph. I silently thank the gardener for showing me this riot of texture and monochromatic graphic design.

Someone knows what this plant is called, and one day maybe I will too.

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3 Responses to Profusion
  1. Bob Woolley
    June 9, 2013 | 11:10 am

    I’m guessing either Variegated Ribbon Grass or (less likely) Everest Variegated Japanese Sedge.

  2. Peggy Wolf
    June 9, 2013 | 5:42 pm

    Looks like it could be Variegated Moor Grass.

  3. Lynn
    June 9, 2013 | 6:48 pm

    A little hard to tell without full context, but it looks like liriope, a vigorous groundcover. Eventually, tall stems with blackish berries will appear- if so, definitely liriope! Good one to keep in mind for your own yard :-)