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Cortaderia selloana
Family: Poaceae

Evergreen perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Dense, feathery plumes of white flowers on erect stems to 3m tall. Very sharp-edged leaves, 1-2m long. Persistent curled dead leaves at base. Forms dense tussocks. Can seed prolifically.

Frequently planted in gardens. Occasional garden discard, also found self-sown in Co. Wexford.


Pampas-grass. Macroom, Co.Cork. November 2008

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