Fluff-having a very soft, light or frothy appearance.
-Light down or fuzz, like feathers on a young bird, suggested for your viewing pleasure by the lavender Conoclinium (Eupatorium) coelestinum.
-To make something appear lighter or fuller, like fluffing a pillow. One could stuff a pillow with the seedheads of the very aggressive Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’.
-Seedheads on some flowers or grasses, like the yellow aster, Heterotheca villosa ‘Ruth Baumgardner’.
-A soft, light downy mass, like clouds or spiderwebs.
-Pink muhly grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris….
-…. and dog fennel, Eupatorium capillifolium, click here for more info about it. Note the similar species names, from the Latin capillaris = hair-like, meaning finely textured. They are the very definintion of fluff in garden-speak.
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