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pampas grass,

any species of the genus Cortaderia, tall South American plants of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in
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 family) cultivated in warm climates for ornament. The common pampas grass (C. argentea or selloana) is a perennial with a cluster of long narrow drooping leaf blades. The male and female flowers are borne on separate plants; the ones which bear the female flowers have large, silvery, plumelike panicles which are sold for decorative purposes. Pampas grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.

pampas grass

any of various large grasses of the South American genus Cortaderia and related genera, widely cultivated for their large feathery silver-coloured flower branches
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A lone pampas grass that could have been removed in an hour with a pick and shovel when it first appeared will now require a backhoe or a half-day's work.
When choosing new plants for the garden, avoid invasive ones like pampas grass and periwinkle (Vinca major).
The more you cut back pampas grass, the thicker it will grow.
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The list includes: yarrow, barberry, boxwood, silverberry (Elaeagnus), fuchsia, holly, roses, rosemary, viburnum, yucca, bear's breech (Acanthus), daffodils, pampas grass (Cortaderia), euphorbia, sedum, geraniums, hellebore, irises, lupine, freeway daisies (Osteospermum), bamboo, celery, tomatoes, onions and parsnips.
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It comes from Miss Edgcumbe of Selly Oak in Birmingham and she tells me that she uses old dry feathered pampas grass plumes (pictured left) and places these in holes close to the bird table.
Much of the butterfly's habitat has been destroyed by development or overtaken by non-native pampas grass, which is useless to mission blues.
Built by the award-winning Fiesta Parade Floats, and designed and flowered by the team of Raul Rodriguez and floral director Jim Hynd, the realistic textures and coloration of the animals on "Springtime Symphony" were achieved through the use of exotic flowers, including ironed red ti, magnolia and sea grape leaves highlighted with tufts of cornhusk, cordon puffs and pampas grass to create realistic coloration consisting of shades and textures of browns, cream and white on the owls.
Incidents in previous years include a toad with its hind legs chopped off by a strimmer, a hedgehog burnt in pampas grass clearance, a blackbird speared by a garden fork and a toad stuck in a watering can.