Annuals, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
From Southeast Asia. Grown for its ornamental beadlike seeds. Leaves are 1 1/2 in. wide, to 2 ft. long, growing in loose, sprawling clumps to 1 1/2 ft. across. Smooth, prominently jointed stems to 6 ft. long bear separate male and female flower spikelets in autumn. Outside coverings of female flowers harden as seeds ripen, turning to shiny, 1/4 to 1/2 -in. “beads” in pearly white, gray, or violet; these can be strung like actual beads. For use in dried arrangements, cut stems before seeds dry and shatter.
From Southeast Asia. Grown for its ornamental beadlike seeds. Leaves are 1 1/2 in. wide, to 2 ft. long...
Fruit looks like tiny (3/4—1 1/2-in.) orange. Hundreds hang from this tall, columnar plant (8&mdash
This vine climbs 20 to 30 ft.. Its five-lobed leaves are smaller than the 3-in. leaves of Passiflo...