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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-03-001:
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pampas Grass


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image of Cortaderia selloana, Pampas Grass

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, Pampas Grass

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, Pampas Grass

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

Month Unknown        

image of Cortaderia selloana, Pampas Grass

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-03-001:
Cortaderia selloana   FAMILY Poaceae

 

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2522

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: South America

Habitat: Barrier island marsh edges, other 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:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins usually serrulate (and sharp enough to cut skin)

LEAVES:
Simple
Primarily basal

FLOWER:
Fall
Flower plumes light violet to silvery white
Unisexual

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Fall
Grain

 

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