Giant Reed, Arundo donax

Giant Reed
Arundo donax



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Family: Poaceae, Bluegrass Family
Plant Size: 15' (4.5M) or taller
Blooms in Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: Escapee/introduced plant from the mideast that prefers lots of water - ditches, irrigation canal banks, etc.
Photo taken at: Peck's Lake 9/99
Bloom Color: White
Other Common Names:
Comments: A type of bamboo. This plant is a pest species in parts of the country, where it has taken over riparian habitat from native species. It originally came from the middle eastern and Mediterranean countries.
Further Reference & Sources: Biology and growth habits of giant reed (Arundo donax).
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