Grass (e.g., Pampas, Elephant, Etc.) Patents (Class PLT/384)
  • Publication number: 20210112694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of a novel, morphologically and genetically distinct clone of vetiver [Vetiveria zizaniodes (L.) Nash. syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty; family Poacaeae] named ‘CIMAP-FORAGIKA’ that offers an ideal plant type to realize the twin applications of Vetiver i.e. mitigation of soil erosion and landslides, as well as, a prospective forage in eco-plantations and cropping systems. This clone sports—(i) deep penetrating tufted roots coupled with profuse lateral secondary and tertiary roots that form an interwoven web of roots facilitating enhanced soil binding in landslide and erosion prone sites; and (ii) profuse shoot tillers bearing thinner leaves that have reduced (less) lignified tissue enabling leaf softness and palatability. The leaves of this clone are rich in protein (41 g/kg fresh weight) and crude fiber content (25 g/kg dry weight) but low in carbohydrates (31 g/kg dry weight), thus providing desirable digestibility and nutritional features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: UMESH CHANDRA LAVANIA, SESHU LAVANIA, VIMALA YERRAMILLI, BASANT KUMAR DUBEY, MADHAVI SINGH
  • Publication number: 20200178451
    Abstract: A new and distinct Phlebodium plant named ‘RAADPHLE01’ which is characterized by an upright to arching growth habit, an abundance of light yellow-green juvenile fronds and dark green mature fronds, lobed fronds with crenulate margins that are strongly undulate, and the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Raadschelders Varens B. V.
    Inventor: Kelly Raadschelders
  • Publication number: 20190281752
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA18’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190281753
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA5’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190281751
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA17’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190281750
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA19’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: WAYNE W. HANNA, BRIAN M. SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20190124814
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Schizachyrium scoparium, ‘Chameleon’, that is characterized by its leaves that are striped green and cream in color in spring and early summer, its leaves that become flushed with pink and light purple in color in late summer and fall, and its small plant size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Thierry Delabroye
  • Publication number: 20190116710
    Abstract: A new and distinct x Phlebosia cultivar named ‘Nicolas Diamond’ which is characterized by a fast rate of growth, improved cold hardiness and drought tolerance, with dark green pinnatifid leaves which are curled downward toward the apex, and the stability of these characteristics from generation to generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Vitro Plus, B.V.
    Inventor: James Georgusis
  • Publication number: 20190008081
    Abstract: A new variety of Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘M77’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20180168085
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Heidi’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168086
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Francy’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168087
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Vida’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthew Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180168088
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of ornamental grass, denominated ‘Kim’, is a non-spreading, bunch type ornamental grass with a tall stature, multi-colored culms and panicles and is fine-leaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jack E. Staub, Matthews Robbins, Warren Bell
  • Publication number: 20180027720
    Abstract: ‘LEP01’ is a distinctive cultivar of Lepidosperma gladiatum which is characterized by a short plant height, dense foliage and fine-texture foliage. The new variety propagates successfully by division and tissue culture and has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: David John Hancock
  • Publication number: 20180007821
    Abstract: ‘Thin Man’ is a new and distinct plant variety of Sorghastrum nutans, more commonly known as yellow indiangrass or simply indiangrass. The new variety has blue foliage coloration instead of the more common green coloration; with a growth habit exhibiting an upright and tightly growing vegetation with apical flowering; and exceptional drought and heat tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Waterwise Gardening LLC
    Inventor: David Mark Salman
  • Patent number: PP28849
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Miscanthus plant named ‘Little Miss’ that is characterized by compact mounding habit, short height, green foliage becoming red early in the season and turning to dark burgundy red by fall. In combination, these traits set ‘Little Miss’ apart from all other existing varieties of Miscanthus known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus Menzel
  • Patent number: PP28923
    Abstract: ‘Thin Man’ is a new and distinct plant variety of Sorghastrum nutans, more commonly known as yellow indiangrass or simply indiangrass. The new variety has blue foliage coloration instead of the more common green coloration; with a growth habit exhibiting an upright and tightly growing vegetation with apical flowering; and exceptional drought and heat tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Waterwise Gardening, LLC
    Inventor: David Mark Salman
  • Patent number: PP29070
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘Encore’ useful in the landscape en masse, small group or single specimen with dense upright culms and arching foliage having dark green color and near-white midribs. The flower habit is open and at varying heights creating a rounded dome outline beginning in early fall with repeat flush about two to three weeks later, and effective through the winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29142
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental grass named Panicum virgatum ‘Apache Rose’ with gray-green foliage that develops rosy-red flushed tips in the fall, upright and compact habit with dense culms and airy panicles of rosy-red, suitable as a potted plant, for multi-seasonal interest mass or specimen landscaping, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29200
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental, winter-hardy, blue fescue plant, Festuca glauca ‘Blue Whiskers’, with highly-vigorous, clumps of tight, full, rounded habit of strong stems and foliage, consistent flower coverage, intensely silver-blue, linear, evergreen foliage retained throughout the year, upright habit of strong erect stems, long flowering season of large, densely-arranged, lavender-blue flowers on short branched stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29313
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Panicum named ‘Bad Hair Day’ that is characterized by its large plant size, its upright stems that do not lodge, its dense and large inflorescences that are pendulous and arching, its foliage that is medium yellowish green in color, and its flower glumes that are yellow-green in color, and its resistance to rust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CHICAGOLAND GROWS, INC
    Inventor: James Robert Ault
  • Patent number: PP29432
    Abstract: A new, distinct Carex pensylvanica plant as illustrated and described characterized larger florets giving the plant a showier floral display to be unique and stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Brent Arpad Horvath
  • Patent number: PP29460
    Abstract: ‘NCMS2B’ is a new Miscanthus sinensis plant particularly distinguished by its triploid cytotype, low female fertility, compact habit, and attractive variegated foliage. ‘NCMS2B’ provides an attractive and infertile alternative to diploid cultivars where reseeding and naturalization is a concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Thomas G. Ranney, Darren H. Touchell
  • Patent number: PP29950
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Carex plant named ‘ET CRX02’, characterized by its relatively compact and broad outwardly arching plant habit; moderately vigorous to vigorous growth habit; long lanceolate solid green-colored leaves; and good postproduction longevity and garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eternal Plant Boijl B.V.
    Inventors: Bart Noordhuis, Elisabeth Bisschop
  • Patent number: PP29951
    Abstract: The new and distinct plant of ornamental switch grass named Panicum virgatum ‘Totem Pole’ with broad blue-green foliage that retains it coloration into the fall. The upright, columnar and dense culms produce tall plant with broadly-spreading airy panicles of tan seed heads that are retained into winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A. Hansen
  • Patent number: PP30374
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Miscanthus plant named ‘Fire Dragon’ that is characterized by an upright plant habit, arching foliage which turns intense orange-red in October, and flowers which are silky silver-white in appearance, is disclosed. In combination, these traits set ‘Fire Dragon’ apart from all other existing varieties of Miscanthus known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Klaus Menzel
  • Patent number: PP30402
    Abstract: A new variety of Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘M77’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP30466
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Carex oshimensis, ‘Everglow’, characterized by its variegated foliage with green centers and creamy white and light orange margins and its an upright plant habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GARRAITH LTD.
    Inventor: Pat Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: PP30724
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift H18’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP30802
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Miscanthus, Miscanthus sinensis ‘EMPMIS01’, that is characterized by its flower plumes that are dark red in color, its compact plant habit and short plant height, its long flowering period, and its floriferous blooming habit in producing numerous flowering stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PIRO NEW PLANTS
    Inventors: Piet Bron, Elbert van Vulpen
  • Patent number: PP30973
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Puppy Love’, characterized by vase-shaped habit of medium height and olive-green arching foliage that develops a blush of greyed-purple. Flowering begins in late August with a greyed-purple effective color period of about ten weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP31027
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA5’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP31062
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA17’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP31097
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA18’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP31176
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift PA19’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP31339
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Schizachyrium scoparium, ‘Chameleon’, that is characterized by its leaves that are striped green and cream in color in spring and early summer, its leaves that become flushed with pink and light purple in color in late summer and fall, and its small plant size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Thierry Delabroye
  • Patent number: PP31362
    Abstract: A new, distinct Pennisetum alopecuroides plant as shown and described, characterized by yellow foliage and yellow-green inflorescences on 50 cm stems that start in mid-August in northern Illinois.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brent Horvath
  • Patent number: PP31363
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Miscanthus, Miscanthus sinensis ‘EMPMIS02’, that is characterized by its flower plumes that are pink in color, its compact plant habit and short plant height, its long flowering period, and its floriferous blooming habit in producing numerous flowering stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PI RO NEW PLANTS
    Inventors: Piet Bron, Elbert van Vulpen
  • Patent number: PP31542
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Carex plant named ‘MMCream’ that is characterized by variegated leaves with green centers and cream-white margins, wide leaves and good stress resistance to frost and drought.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Merz
  • Patent number: PP32373
    Abstract: A new and distinct plant of ornamental switch grass named Panicum ‘Gunsmoke’ with broad blue-green foliage that retains it coloration into the fall. The upright and dense culms produce tall plant with broadly-spreading airy panicles beginning greyed reddish-purple and becoming tan seed heads that are retained into winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP32374
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Schizachyrium plant named ‘Ha Ha Tonka’, characterized by its upright, strong and rigid plant habit; moderately vigorous to vigorous growth habit and moderately rapid growth rate; acicular medium green and greyed orange-colored leaves that are densely pubescent; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
    Inventor: Cassian Schmidt
  • Patent number: PP32610
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Molinia plant named ‘Whirlwind’ that is characterized by its plant size of 1.35 m in height and width, its elegant and rather open inflorescences that are light brown in color, its stem that remain upright and don't lodge until late fall, and its floriferous blooming habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUTURE PLANTS LICENTIE B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Hendricus Oudolf
  • Patent number: PP32736
    Abstract: A new, Panicum virgatum plant as described and illustrated, characterized by a more upright plant with a height of 103 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Brent Arpad Horvath
  • Patent number: PP33035
    Abstract: A new, distinct Pennisetum alopecuroides plant as shown and described, characterized by thick greyed-purple inflorescences on 74 cm stems that start in late August in northern Illinois.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Brent Arpad Horvath
  • Patent number: PP33101
    Abstract: A new, distinct Bouteloua gracilis plant as shown and described, characterized by a height of 100 cm, and 199 B color inflorescence, compared to 45 cm height and RHS 145 A inflorescence of the parent plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Brent Arpad Horvath
  • Patent number: PP33197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of a novel, morphologically and genetically distinct clone of vetiver [Vetiveria zizaniodes (L.) Nash. syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty; family Poacaeae] named ‘CIMAP-FORAGIKA’ that offers an ideal plant type to realize the twin application of Vetiver i.e. mitigation of soil erosion and landslides, as well as, a prospective forage in eco-plantations and cropping systems. This clone sports—(i) deep penetrating tufted roots coupled with profuse lateral secondary and tertiary roots that form an interwoven web of roots facilitating enhanced soil binding in landslide and erosion prone sites; and (ii) profuse shoot tillers bearing thinner leaves that have reduced (less) lignified tissue enabling leaf softness and palatability. The leaves of this clone are rich in protein (41 g/kg fresh weight) and crude fiber content (25 g/kg dry weight) but low in carbohydrates (31 g/kg dry weight), thus providing desirable digestibility and nutritional features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Umesh Chandra Lavania, Seshu Lavania, Vimala Yerramilli, Basant Kumar Dubey, Madhavi Singh
  • Patent number: PP33245
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Fargesia plant named ‘JAN W3M’ that is characterized by its short plant height and a compact plant habit, its leaves that are small in size and dark green in color, and its moderate vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Wilfried Janßen
  • Patent number: PP33321
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Fargesia plant named ‘JAN W2M’ that is characterized by its short plant height, its leaves that are small in size and dark green in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Wilfried Janßen
  • Patent number: PP33433
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Schizachyrium scoparium plant named ‘ECGSS’, characterized by the combination of a compact mounded growth habit with arched foliage, green foliage that is longitudinally striped cream yellow in the spring and summer, foliage that becomes progressively suffused with pink towards the apex as the ambient temperature decreases in autumn, strong and resilient foliage that resists lodging in autumn and winter or with exposure to excessive rainfall, and the stability of all characteristics from generation to generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Emerald Coast Growers, LLC
    Inventor: Paul David Babikow
  • Patent number: PP33504
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Indian grass, Sorghastrum nutans, designated cultivar ‘Whit LXXI’ substantially as illustrated and described herein having distinct blue-grey foliage and compact stature with stout culms supporting rusty-tan colored flower plumes beginning in mid-summer. This new cultivar is characterized by a transitioning growth habit during the growing season, beginning with blue-grey foliage, dwarf stems that grow about 16 to 25 inches tall during spring to mid-summer, then dense tufts of flowering culms supporting additional blue-grey leaves making the plant foliage about 30 to 40 inches tall, continuing with the extension of plume like very upright rusty-tan seed heads 46 to 58 inches tall. The new variety of Indian grass is a distinctly superior seedling selected from multiple generations of seedlings resulting from research that began in 1997.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Lacebark, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Whitcomb