Tripidium ravennae (L.) H. Scholz
Common Name: RAVENNA GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Tripidium ravennae A. A. Reznicek


A very tall (3–4 m!), densely clumped ornamental grass from Eurasia commonly cultivated for its size and the large silky panicles produced very late in the season. A vegetative specimen was collected along a roadside in Berrien Co. in 1991 by G. S. Wilhelm & K. Dritz, and more recently, it was collected, clearly escaped and spreading, along I-96 in Livingston Co. by A. A. Reznicek & B. S. Walters. It was also seen along US 127 just north of Lansing, in Clinton Co., but the plant was mowed before a specimen could be gathered. Also known in older literature as Erianthus ravennae  (L.) L. and Saccharum ravennae (L.) P. Beauv.


Locations

Berrien County
Livingston County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2881.