There’s no saying which species this is. It’s a native one that blazes on the sand dunes in fall, but there are 500 or so species and nobody knows them all. It is also the “sweet grass,” used to make sweetgrass baskets, which is becoming rare in the wild.
The butterfly gingers are still in flower on the right. (We’ve had a mild fall with only one non-killing frost.) Agapanthus in front. To the left is the baby Tung oil tree (Aleurites fordii) which is just beginning to lose its leaves.
We’re selling the house and I am so happy that it is going to a very enthusiastic gardener. I was unhappy at the thought of someone bulldozing all my treasures!