plume grass

plume grass

plant
      any of about 20 species of grasses constituting the genus Erianthus (family Poaceae), native to warm regions of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Plume grasses are tall, reedlike perennials with dense, cylindrical, plumelike panicles. Most species are 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 feet) tall, but Ravenna grass (E. ravennae), native to southern Europe, grows to 4 m (13 feet). It is cultivated as an ornamental for its long (0.6 m [2 feet]) panicle.

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  • plume grass — noun a reedlike grass of the genus Erianthus having large plumes • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑Ravenna grass, ↑wool grass, ↑Erianthus ravennae • Member Holonyms: ↑Erianthus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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