Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Ravenna-grass from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Ravenna-grass, Hardy Pampas Grass
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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Non-native: southern Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Northeast
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Southeast
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]
Spikelets with purplish to staw-colored glumes
Inflorescence a large, lanceloate, much-branched, villous panicle
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Manual of the Grasses of the United States p746
- New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US p019
- New Invaders of the Southeast p013
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p400