ribbon grass, ornamental perennial grass ( Phalaris arundinacea var. picta ), a variety of the reed canary grass. It has green leaves striped with white and is often cultivated in gardens; it is also known as gardener's-garters. It is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Gramineae.
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