ribbon grass

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ribbon grass,

ornamental perennial 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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 (Phalaris arundinacea var. picta), a variety of the reed canary grass. It has green leaves striped with white and is often cultivated in gardens; it is also known as gardener's-garters. It 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.
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GRASSES AND GRASSLIKE PLANTS: Blue oat grass, Bowles' golden grass, eulalia grass, fairy wand, feather grass, feather reed grass, fescue, New Zealand flax, fountain grass, Hesperaloe parviflora, Japanese blood grass, Muhlenbergia, red-hot poker, ribbon grass, society garlic, sotol, tufted hair grass.
Billowing white cascades of ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and a green carpet of autumn moor grass (Sesleria autumnalis) contribute additional textures, shapes, and colors.
Shown in the basket are three of many choices for long seasons of color: bright purple Verbena rigida, rosy pink sedum, and white-striped ribbon grass ($4 to $8 for 1-gallon pots).
The 32-inch container at the top of this page, for example, was planted with two nandinas (5-gallon and 2-gallon), a pair of "Rainbow' leucothoes, two pampas grass plants, two Euonymus "Silver Queen', a green santolina, salal, and ribbon grass, most in gallon cans.