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pampas grass

pampas grass, any species of the genus Cortaderia, tall South American plants of the family Gramineae (grass 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 Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Gramineae.

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pampas grass

pampas grass Species of tall, reed-like grass native to South America and widely cultivated in warm parts of the world as a lawn ornamental. Female plants bear flower clusters, 91cm (3ft) tall, which are silvery and plume-like. Family Poaceae/Gramineae; species Cortaderia selloana.

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pampas grass

pam·pas grass / ˈpampəs/ • n. a tall South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) with silky flowering plumes, widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.

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