Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2522

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, cultivated & rarely escaping

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Fall
Flower plumes light violet to silvery white
Unisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Fall
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-03-001:
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pampas Grass


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image of Cortaderia selloana

John Ruter, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_1603115

Month Unknown        

Flower plumes light violet to silvery white, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Cortaderia selloana

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387237

Month Unknown        

Leaves are blue-green and the tips are bristled and curled, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Cortaderia selloana

D. Walters and C. Southwick, Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID, USDA APHIS ITP, B    bug_5471968

Month Unknown        

image of Cortaderia selloana

D. Walters and C. Southwick, Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID, USDA APHIS ITP, B    bug_5471970

Month Unknown        

Spikelets 2-3 flowered, pistillate silky with long hairs, staminate naked, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.