Page author: David Giblin
Cortaderia selloana
pampas grass

Distribution: Occurring in several counties west of the Cascades crest; Washington to California, in scattered states eastward to Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Disturbed, open soil of wastelots, abandoned fields, and roadsides at low elevations, often near coast.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced from central South America

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult. f.) Asch. & Graebn.
Publication: Synopsis der Mitteleuropäischen Flora 2(1): 325. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
not in H&C
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cortaderia selloana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cortaderia selloana checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cortaderia selloana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cortaderia selloana photos.

USDA Plants: Cortaderia selloana information.

2 photographs:
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