Cousin It

I’m pretty excited about this amazingly awesome, very hairy plant.

Apparently it’s called a hakonechloa. (Ha-ka-whata?) I see it on my route to schlep the baby to daycare in the mornings. Had no idea what it was until Garden Rant blogger Elizabeth Licata posted a really cool photo of a giant specimen she found in Seattle.

(Shout out to my hometown!)

Interestingly, an East Coaster chimed in on her post, commenting that hakonechloa don’t get as big out here. If this is indeed the same plant — and it appears to be — I would like to report this beaut can be found on South Street in Fitchburg, Mass., outside Halstead Insurance. There are actually a few of them decorating the agency’s techno-color green, uber-manicured lawn, but I think this one is the most lush and lust-worthy.

So for those who find themselves tooling about the tourist magnet that is Greater Fitchburg-Leominster, drive on by!

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About plantkiller

Paysha Rhone is a wife, mother, former-journalist-turned-PR-maven and bad mamajama killing plants in the Victorian splendor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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