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Is it pampas or toetoe?

1 month ago   |   By NZ Life & Leisure

Pampas flowers are upright, fluffy, and white or purple.
Those fluffy fronds on the side of the road may look pretty, but they are actually weeds.
Words: Gary Bosley
Why it's a weed: Invades hill country, roadsides, and drains, competes with desirable grazing species
Where it's found: Throughout NZ, mostly in marginal areas - the purple pampas variety is more common in the North Island
Is it toxic? No
Other uses: For decoration, often used in outdoor weddings
Pampas grass was introduced to New Zealand in the 1920s. It was planted for animal shelter and even fed to cattle in the 1950s. In...
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