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Japanese Pampas Grass

Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus


It is a species of flowering plant in the grass family Poaceae. It is an herbaceous perennial grass, growing to 0.8–2 m tall, rarely 4 m, forming dense clumps from an underground rhizome. The leaves are 18–75 cm tall and 0.3–2 cm broad. The flowers are purplish, held above the foliage.


It is native to eastern Asia throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.


Other names : Chinese silver grass, Eulalia grass, maiden grass, zebra grass, Susuki grass, porcupine grass. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions around the world.

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Zagreb, Croatia

Lat: 45.83, Long: 16.03

Spotted on Dec 30, 2010
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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