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