Ravenna Grass

Saccharum ravennae

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Ravenna Grass
Ravenna grass (saccharum ravennae) is a tall, perennial grass that forms clumps of basal leaves called tussocks. Flowering stems are erect and grow 10 to 15 feet tall. Leaves occur on stems up to the base of the inflorescences. Ravenna grass requires dry to medium moisture, and full sunlight. Some characteristics include showy flowers, foliage, and seed heads. Ravenna grass is frost tolerant, deer tolerant, and drought tolerant. Ravenna grass was brought to New Mexico from Africa, and is a tasty treat for elephants.

By: Breana Wu
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy
Resources: www.finegardening.com

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  1. (c) Breana Wu, all rights reserved, uploaded by chinookspirit, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12017494
  2. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/10586828966/
  3. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/10587074613/
  4. (c) Dara Saville, all rights reserved, uploaded by albuquerqueherbalism, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21339110
  5. Adapted by chinookspirit from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharum_ravennae

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