|1/18/19 Maple Leaf neighborhood|
According to Wikipedia, pampas grass (or Cortaderia selloana) is native to southern South America. The highly adaptable plant can grow in a wide range of environments and climates. That must explain why it’s commonly seen in these parts, though not usually in traffic circles. I was surprised to find these feathery fronds growing in an intersection not too far from home.
(That crooked car on the left? It was parked half on the sidewalk; half on the street.)