Canarygrass - Phalaris arundinacea
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The grass is a rhizomatous perennial up to 1.5 m tall. The leaf blades
are flat 7-41 cm long, 7-16 mm wide, surfaces glabrous or rough; sheaths
are conspicuously air-chambered. The ligule is membranous, 1-8 mm long.
The panicle is dense 6-18 cm long, often tinged reddish in flower, becoming
straw colored as the fruit matures.
Reed canarygrass is a rhizomatous perennial. Dense stands can readily
become established in swales, marshes, and other moist locations.
Plants can become dominant replacing other native species in moist habitats.
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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers