Taxon  Report   2395    
Cortaderia selloana  (Schult. & Schult. f.) Asch. & Graebn.
Uruguayan pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Cortaderia selloana
© Nick Kurzenko
Cortaderia selloana
© 2011 Eric Wrubel
Cortaderia selloana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Cortaderia selloana
© 2018 Jamie Flagg
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cortaderia
Communities: Coastal Strand, escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cortaderia dioica
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).