Description: Large, clump forming grass that can grow up to 10′ tall.
Flower: White, pink, or yellow plume like flowers, 6″-8″ long that are held above the leaves.
Fruit: 1-2″ long spikelets. silver to pink with bristles.
Elevation: 0-4,000 feet
Impacts: Pampas grass is a noxious weed in Hawaii, California, South Africa and other locations. It forms large clumps, displacing native vegetation and increases the risk of fire in native forests. The leaves have saw-like serrations that can cut skin.