nwoodward's picture


Observed: 31st October 2013 By: nwoodward
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Peter Pearson's picture

The only name I know for this

The only name I know for this plant is 'Upside Down Grass'. To propagate this plant you take off a head put it upside down in a jam jar of water and roots when they appear, grow out of the head. I assume this to be some sort reed/sedge which reproduces in water this way.

cicuta58's picture


It could be Salix eleagnos but I am not sure enough to put that as an ID!


Peter Pearson's picture

Re the ID and further to my

Re the ID and further to my first comment, done some further research and I am sure that this is the plant. Well that is what my wife's 'The new House Plant Expert' book seems to point to.

lavateraguy's picture

I'm vacillating between ...

... a willow or a podocarp, but since it's a woody plant it's not the Cyperus.

lavateraguy's picture

I had assumed that both photographs are of the same plant ...

... but Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) is a plausible identification for the second image at least. (Vegetatively Hippophae rhamnoides can be mistaken for an osier or similar willow; the sessile pale orange berries borne densely on stems readily identify it in fruit.)

Peter Pearson's picture


So sorry for duff info re first photo, didn't see it as a tree. The view on my tablet looked like umbrella plant.Now from the larger computer screen I must admit my mistake.

steve_t's picture

Could be Willow-leaved sea buckthorn

I'm not certain that is the correct identification but it looks right for Hippophae salicifolia, It is a small tree native to Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and Northern India.
Looking at the following website (http://designersguide.hilliertrees.co.uk/shop/product/252) it seem that it is being promoted as a street tree for urban environments as well as windy and maritime sites.