Erianthus Ravennae

Erianthus Ravennae Plant Information

Erianthus Ravennae grows in the following 18 states:

Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, California, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee

Saccharum ravennae, with the common names ravennagrass, elephant grass and locally known as ekra, ikora() in Assamese is a species of grass in genus the Saccharum, the sugarcane genus. It is native to southern Europe and western Asia, and is known in North America as an introduced species, where it is sometimes an invasive and troublesome noxious weed.

Ravennagrass is a large, aggressive grass that has been sold in nurseries for use as an ornamental grass in gardens, and for stabilizing soil to prevent erosion.
Saccharum ravennae is now established as an invasive species in several parts of North America, including California and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It grows in moist and wet habitat types, such as marshes and riverbanks.
This perennial grass grows in large, dense clumps from a network of rhizomes. It produces erect stems which can reach four meters in height. The serrated leaves are up to a meter long. The inflorescence is a plume-like panicle of spikelets covered in white or pale-colored silky hairs.

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