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.
Herrera, M & Campos, J.A.--2006a--El carrizo de la pampa (Cortaderia selloana) en Bizkaia.
Cortaderia selloana `Sunningdale Silver' More commonly known as Pampass Grass, the silky, silvery-white or pink-flushed flower plumes are produced in late summer above large mounds of sharp-edged, mid-green leaves.
The plant is not as showy as Cortaderia selloana, but is much more hardy.
Their family ties with invasive weeds such as couch-grass and meadow grass put me off - and my initial dislike of pink pampas-grass (cortaderia selloana).
While analyses indicate species invasion may be area-specific, site-wide trends demonstrate that within six years, areas dominated by highly invasive species have increased including: Euphorbia terracina (5.83 acres), Carpobrotus edulis (4.99 acres), and Cortaderia selloana (1.02 acres).
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.
El area de estudio comprende elementos propios de la Provincia Pampeana, como son los espartillares (Spartina spp.), comunidad dominante que cubre casi el 50% del parque, pastizales de paja colorada (Paspalum sp.) y cortaderales (Cortaderia selloana) y elementos propios de la Provincia del Espinal representados por los bosques xerofilos caducifolios de tala (Celtis tala).
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.