The pampas grass has a common name which is applied to all the species in the genus. The name of the genus comes from a Spanish word that means leaves with sharp serrations.

Two of the species, Cortaderia jubata and C. rudiuscula, produce a lot of seed without needing a mate.

Cortaderia is a grass that is known for its beautiful white flowers. It is a perennial plant that grows in clumps and can reach heights of up to eight feet.

The leaves are long and narrow, and the blades are covered in soft hairs. This grass is drought tolerant and thrives in sunny locations. It is commonly used in landscaping, and the flowers make a beautiful addition to any garden.