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Phalaris arundinacea

Common Name(s): Reed canary grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Moist, sandy, with high organic matter
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Grows in all but the Gulf Coast states in US. Cool season grass found in marshes and meadows liable to flooding. No saline soil.
Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Fuel - bio fuels, Environ. - ornamental, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - fodder, Poison - mammals, Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control
Boreal, temperate, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Europe, Canada, USA
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