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Ravennagrass
Ravennagrass
General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Elephant Grass
Ekra
Ikora
Classification Saccharum ravennae
Species Type Sugarcane
Homeworld Earth
Environment Moist or wet biomes such as marshes and riverbanks
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Discoverer Carl Linnaeus
Biological Information
Average Height 13 ft (4m)
Locomotion Sessile
Feeding Behavior Autotroph
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Mindless
Organization Dense clumps
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Embryophytes (Land plants)
Infrakingdom Polysporangiophyte (Sporophyte has branching stems that bear sporangia)
Superphylum Tracheophytes (Vascular plants)
Phylum Spermatophytes (Seed plants)
Subphylum Angiosperms (Flowering plants)
Infraphylum Monocots (Seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf)
Class Commelinids (Monocots whose cell walls contain UV-fluorescent ferulic acid)
Order Poales (Grasses, bromeliads, and sedges)
Family Poaceae (Grasses)
Subfamily Panicoideae (Maize, sorghum, sugarcanes, and switchgrasses)
Genus Saccharum (Sugarcanes)
Species ravennae
Other Information
Status Least concern

Ravennagrass, also known locally as Ekra and Ikora and one of three species referred to as Elephant Grass (Saccharum ravennae) is a species of perennial sugarcane indigenous to the grasslands of Southern Europe, Western and Southern Asia. It has been introduced to North America, where it is considered an invasive species, even to the point of being referred to as a "troublesome noxious weed" in places such as California the Glen Canyon region of Utah.

DescriptionEdit

Ravennagrass is an aggressive, tall-growing, erect-stem grass, growing upwards of 13 ft (4m) tall. Each serrated leaf can be up to a meter in length. The inflorescence is a plume-like panicle of spikelets covered in white or pale-colored silky hairs. It grows in large, dense clumps emerging from a network of rhizomes and grows in moist and wet habitats such as marshes and riverbanks.

Humans have been known to use the grass as a product to be sold as ornamental grass in gardens, and like similar species such as Napier Grass is used to stabilized soil to prevent erosion.

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