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*Tripidium ravennae (Linnaeus) H. Scholz. Ravenna-grass, Plume-grass. Phen: Oct-Dec. Hab: Cultivated as an ornamental, escaping, and naturalizing. Dist: Native of s. Europe and other parts of Eurasia and n. Africa. In sw. GA, TN, and MD (Kartesz 1999), DC (Steury 2004a), FL (Wunderlin & Hansen 2006). Vincent & Gardner (2016) discuss the species and its rapid spread in OH. Expected to become increasingly invasive in most of our region.

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Synonymy: = FlGr, K4, NY, Lloyd Evans, Joshi, & Wang (2019), Vincent & Gardner (2016); = Erianthus ravennae (L.) P.Beauv. – F, Il, Mo1, Tat; = n/a – C, RAB; = Ripidium ravennae (L.) Trin., illegitimate name; = Saccharum ravennae (L.) L. – FNA25, K1, K3, Mi, WH3; > Erianthus ravennae (L.) P.Beauv. var. purpurascens (Andersson) Hack. – HC; > Erianthus ravennae (L.) P.Beauv. var. ravennae – HC

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (name change)
  • Great Plains: UPL (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (name change)

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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