Tripidium ravennae (L.) H. Scholz
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.


Berrien County
Kalamazoo County
Livingston County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 21, 2019.