Calflora
Taxon  Report   6417    
Phalaris arundinacea  L.
Reed canarygrass
Phalaris arundinacea
© 2018 Steven Cognac
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phalaris arundinacea
© 2009 Barry Rice
Phalaris arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Phalaris arundinacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Phalaris arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phalaris arundinacea var. picta
PLANTS: Phalaroides arundinacea var. picta
PLANTS: Phalaroides arundinacea
More information about  Phalaris arundinacea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHAR3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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