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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.
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2881.