Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult.f.) Asch. & Graebn. 1900

Pampas Grass
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Description 1

Herbaceous perennial graminoid plant, up to 3 m in height, with robust clumps. Laminar leathery flat leaves, with jagged and rough edges, between 1-3 m. Large size inflorescences in panicles (commonly known as "clusters of feathers") of 30-100 cm, in a characteristically silver colour, supported by long peduncles.

Biology 1

It flowers from July to October. It exclusively reproduces by seeds, producing many diaspores which can be easily spread by the wind. Once it is established, it tends to survive by forming large clumps which are not attractive to herbivores as it has silica needles in its leaves.

Habitat 1

Marsh areas, dune areas, river banks, road sides, disturbed areas and tips, deteriorated ruderal environments, garden areas, ravine courses, springs and other wet enclaves. Very rustic plant, well adapted to extreme temperatures and drought, although it prefers fresh and eutrophic lands.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species, Atlas of Exotic Invasive Plants in Spain.

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Flora 1

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY),

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