Photograph of pampas grass grown for market, ca.1920. Pampas grass and trees line the dirt roads or trails which form an intersection at center. Wheel tracks lace the dirt road in the foreground.; "(Cortaderia selloana), one of more than 20 species of tall, reedlike Central and South American and New Zealand grasses comprising the genus Cortaderia (family Poaceae). Female plants bear silvery, plumelike flower clusters about 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 feet) tall. Pampas grass is cultivated as a lawn ornamental in warm parts of the world." -- unknown author.