Cortaderia selloana (Schult.) Asch. & Graebn., Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 2(1): 325 1900. (Syn: Arundo dioeca Spreng. [Illegitimate]; Arundo dioica Spreng.; Arundo kila Spreng. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Arundo selloana Schult. & Schult.f.; Cortaderia argentea (Nees) Stapf; Cortaderia dioica Speg. [Illegitimate]; Gynerium argenteum Nees; Gynerium argenteum var. argenteum ; Gynerium dioicum Dallière [Invalid]; Gynerium purpureum Carrière; Moorea argentea (Nees) Lem.);
Alabama; Angola; Argentina Northeast; Argentina Northwest; Argentina South;
Azores; Bolivia; Brazil Northeast; Brazil South; California; Canary Is.; Cape
Provinces; Chile Central; Chile North; Chile South; China Southeast; Colombia;
Corse; Costa Rica; Cyprus; East Aegean Is.; Egypt; France; Georgia; Great
Britain; Hawaii; Honduras; Jawa; Kriti; KwaZulu-Natal; Libya; Louisiana;
Madeira; Mexico Central; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Northwest; Mexico Southeast;
Mexico Southwest; Morocco; New Jersey; New South Wales; New Zealand North; New
Zealand South; North Caucasus; Northern Provinces; Oregon; Paraguay;
Philippines; Portugal; Queensland; Sardegna; Saudi Arabia; South Australia;
South Carolina; Spain; Taiwan; Tasmania; Tennessee; Texas; Transcaucasus;
Trinidad-Tobago; Turkey; Turkey-in-Europe; Uruguay; Utah; Venezuela; Victoria;
Virginia; Western Australia; Yugoslavia as per Catalogue of Life;
It is a tall grass, growing in dense tussocks that can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). The leaves are evergreen, long and slender, 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) long and 1 cm broad, with very sharp edges. The leaves are usually bluish-green, but can be silvery grey. The flowers are produced in a dense white panicle 20–40 cm (8–16 in) long on a 2–3 m (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in) tall stem.
The plant was introduced to Europe, North America and Australia as an ornamental grass, and, to a lesser extent, to provide food for grazing animals. The feathery flower head plumes, when dried, are widely used in flower arrangements and other ornamental displays.
(From Wikipedia on 20.4.13)
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Saccharaum arundinaceum from California-GS78 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Saccharaum arundinaceum photographed from California, grown as ornamental.
Cortaderia selloana – Pampas grass
Poaceae for ID : Atlanta,Georgia : 08JAN19 : AK-2 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Ornamental Grass seen in Atlanta in Oct, 2018.
Please, look at Heerochloe and/or Anthoxanthum.
seems closer to being pampas grass esp popular in south