Wiki Additions-- Johnsonia and Kniphofia

Lee Poulsen
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:58:17 PST
No fair. Even their *grass* is way better looking and more interesting 
than ours!

(I still have this vivid memory of eating dinner in a beachside park on 
the Indian Ocean coast near Perth to watch the sun set, when a huge 
flock of birds flew into one of the trees near where I was sitting and 
set up a loud chirping, etc., just like a huge flock of blackbirds or 
sparrows might do here, the only difference being that these birds 
happened to be rainbow lorikeets which were orders of magnitude more 
colorful than any flock of birds I've ever seen around here. Everyone 
around me of course just thought it was normal...)

Thanks for the pictures, Mary Sue.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> On another note I finally got around to adding pictures of Johnsonia, a 
> genus from Australia that is very unusual. It is rhizomatous and there 
> seems to be some differences of opinion about which family it currently 
> belongs to.  Without the flower you'd just think it was some kind of a grass.

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