20 responses to “Fargesia scabrida”

  1. Danae Yurgel

    Moment of beauty
    in midst of of anxiety
    and uncertainty.

    Thank you.

  2. Ronaldo Araújo

    Welcome baaaaaack.

    Daniel, this year please try to make us know in the e-mail when we get a reply. Thanks,

  3. MB Whitcomb

    Great time to get this, thank you, been missing you (but no guilt or pressure).

  4. Jo

    Thank you. Your postings have been missed. Wish I could have this one blown up and framed for my living room.

  5. ron brightman

    It should be noted that the combination Borinda scabrida (T.P. Yi) Stapleton has also been used for this plant in later years. For instance it was given preference over Fargesia scabrida T.P. Yi in the 2014 edition of The Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs (Royal Horticultural Society, London).

  6. Brunkow Elizabeth

    Daniel, It is wonderful to have you return to my email today!
    Especially since our large, old Multnomah Library system shut down today for an indefinite time. We need to have your photos and commentary more than ever now. Thankyou, Elizabeth Brunkow in Portland.

  7. Todd A. Christensen

    Hi Daniel, I’ve subscribed to this for what seems like FOREVER. It never ceases to captivate, and always tends to be the most positive and uplifting email that I receive in a day, regardless of frequency. This one is certainly no exception. Thank you!!!

  8. Naomi Rudo

    Happy to have you back!

  9. Kay Moffett

    Beautiful! So happy to “see” you whenever you find the time and/or a gorgeous and interesting subject.

  10. Ginny

    A national lichen? How great! This is one of many (many) reasons those of us in the US admire and respect (ok, and envy) our northern neighbors. Thank you, Daniel, for this gorgeous photo. Happy Spring (whenever it arrives where you are)!
    — a big fan in Maine

  11. Erica Lynne

    What a delightful surprise in my inbox this morning! Beautiful photo and informational description.

    And congratulations to Canada for their proposed selection of a National Lichen of Canada. I would vote if I could. Good for you, Canada!

  12. Carla

    So happy to see you again!

  13. Flavia Bernard

    This photo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Linda

    Thrilled you’re back!

  15. Lynn Wohlers

    It’s great to see you back, Daniel, and what an elegant image this is. Just gorgeous. I hope you print it. I was delighted to learn about the lichen contest, too, and impressed by the information on each candidate on that website. I assume UBC is getting very quiet, and I hope that will give you some productive time with fewer interruptions. 🙂

  16. Samantha Gray, NP

    Thank you. This photo is so peaceful to look at,

  17. Katie McIntosh

    Delighted to see a new entry this morning and have something positive to enjoy.
    Many thanks

  18. Julie M Sanderson

    I love the bamboos. Unfortunately I come from the weed world by employment, and we are worried about some of the running bamboos taking over native habitat in Washington state. Not on the noxious weed list yet. Fortunately, this beautiful species is a clump type, especially since it is available for sale as an ornamental. Almost 50 percent of the WA weed list is composed of plants previously sold as ornamentals.

  19. Patrick Collins

    If you need an English common name, why not translate the Chinese one you linked? Rough-flowered (or scabrous) arrow bamboo sounds cooler than orange stem bamboo, which is hardly distinctive.

    It appears to be found in Bhutan as well. There it is called “Ba rhui” in the Dzongkha language.


  20. Mason

    My dad used to call this stuff butter grass. Not sure why but I still call it that and it’s interesting to see it explained so scientifically, haha. Thanks for writing this up. I was curious.

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