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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Omomo had sung of "one stalk of the thousand-year pampas grasses;" and in fact there really was a place called "Susuki Bara," meaning the "plain of pampas grass.
Many of these plants are still sold by California nurseries and planted by California gardeners, whose back yards serve as springboards for the spread of Cape ivy, capeweed, vinca, broom, iceplant, English ivy, passionflower vine, pampas grass, and acacia.
The knight on the Farmers float is armored in silver leaf, dry flowers and sesame seeds, with a cape created from red carnations, accented with pampas grass.
At Donaldson's we see a range of wildlife gardening casualties including a toad with its hind legs chopped off by a strimmer, a hedgehog burned in pampas grass clearance, a blackbird speared by a garden fork and a toad stuck in a watering can.
In the past year I've heard about a toad with its hind legs chopped o 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.
BEST OF THE BUNCH - Pampas grass (cortaderia) IT was planted to excess in the 1970s but this lovely ornamental grass with ostrich-feather flowers has become popular again, mainly because it is extremely hardy and drought-tolerant and makes an excellent stand-alone specimen or at the back of a border with other tall grasses.
Materials used range from hydrangea heads, peat and beech leaves to pampas grass from Saltwell Park, and silk.
Small buddhas adorn the walls, along with vines and passion fruit, while fir trees, pampas grass, green beans and tomatoes flourish alongside hundreds of potted flowers and other plants in the Fairfield alleyway.
The meat tastes unlike anything you will get anywhere else, because all the cattle are reared on the natural Pampas grass.
I could only imagine pampas grass was a drug swingers' smoke but I didn't want to let on that I was too uncool to know.
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.
The clerk of the course informed me that I had been wrong in thinking that cabbages were the greenery of choice the last time I visited, as brassicae were not on the menu, and it was far more likely to have been sugar beet, or perhaps pampas grass, or cacti for the production of Vale of York tequila.