pampas grass

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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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selloana y proponemos la combinacion: Cortaderia selloana (Schult.
More hardy than Cortaderia selloana in the northernmost zones.
Otros factores que han afectado localmente las comunidades estudiadas son la prolongacion de temperaturas estivales y el retraso en la aparicion de las primeras heladas desde el mes de mayo hasta junio o julio, algo que ha ocurrido en el lapso del estudio y parece haber prolongado el ciclo de vida de muchas plantas herbaceas como Canna indica (Ciciarelli 2012), Irispseudacorus, Sagittaria montevidensis y Scirpus giganteus que florecen hasta el mes de junio, mientras que otras, como Arundo donax, Cortaderia selloana y Typha latifolia, mas resistentes a las heladas, persisten en invierno y continuan liberando semillas en esa estacion.
As other, less brazen, grasses have increased in popularity in recent years, our long standing relationship with Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) seems to have lessened and now we seldom see the bold specimens in the centres of front garden lawns, with their tall, elegant plumes of creamy white flowers, any more.
THE dwarf pampas, Cortaderia selloana Pumila, which grows to just over 4ft tall, makes a striking backdrop to the showy bright-coloured blooms of the late red hot poker, Kniphofia linearifolia, which tower up to a spectacular 5ft in height.
Vegetation: Nymphoides indica, Ludwigia grandiflora, Eichhornia crassipes, Cortaderia selloana (Pampas grass), Schoenoplectus californicus, unidentified Gramineae.
Estas son: Abutilon theophrasti, Agave americana, Azolla filiculoides, Carpobrotus edulis, Carpobrotus acinaciformis, Araujia sericifera, Cortaderia selloana, Cylindropuntia rosea, Opuntiaficus-indica, Oxalispes-caprae, Arctotheca calendula, Arundo donax, Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris gayana, Egeria densa, Ludwigia grandiflora, Lonicera japonica, Eichhornia crassipes, Ailanthus altissima, y Nicotiana glauca.
Cortaderia selloana - choose the variegated form for a stunning architectural plant that stays where it is put.
y Cortaderia selloana en las interdunas del Partido de Mar Chiquita, desarollandose el primero de estos taxa en sitios con agua permanente o semi-permanente.
Es el caso de Eucalyptus globulus, Ligustrum ovalifolium, Vinca major, Tradescantia fluminensis, Phytolacca americana o Albrizia julibrisin, presentes en algunos de los inventarios estudiados, o de Canna indica, Cortaderia selloana, Prunus laurocerasus, Senecio mikanioides, Tritonia x crocosmiflora, etc.