Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4158

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: southern Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets with purplish to staw-colored glumes
Inflorescence a large, lanceloate, much-branched, villous panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tripidium ravennae   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum ravennae   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Erianthus ravennae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ripidium ravennae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ravenna Grass, Hardy Pampas Grass


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image of Tripidium ravennae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_erra_001_lvd