Pampas grass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<4 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   800
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all topographic locations.
Reference:Cowan (1976), Kerbavaz (1985), Lippmann (1977).
Comments:Two species of this introduced, invasive grass from South America grow in disturbed stands of many series. White pampas grass is the less invasive species. Black pampas grass commonly invades Douglas-fir, redwood, and Sitka spruce forest sites after log ing in NorCo. It dies out as the tree canopy develops and reduces light levels. This grass may be present, and persist, in stands of several shrub series. The treatment here is broad, recognizing the importance of this introduced genus in the vegetation f California.
Plot based descriptions:none available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse tree layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Pampas grass series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Pampas grass series
Common species: View common species for: Pampas grass series

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