Ornamental grasses are increasingly popular in landscaping. One species being offered in nurseries and online is ribbongrass, or Phalaris arundinacea var. picta (‘Castor’, ‘Feesey’, ‘Strawberries and Cream’, ‘luteo-picta’), a striped ornamental variety of the noxious weed known as reed canarygrass (P. arundinacea var. arundinacea). Landscapers, garden centers, seed companies, and gardeners are urged not to plant either variety, ribbongrass or reed canarygrass, or offer them for sale.
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