Taxon  Report   732 
Arundo donax  L.
Giant reed
Arundo donax
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Arundo donax
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Arundo donax
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Arundo donax, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Arundo donax
© 2008 John Dittes
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Arundo
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Arundo donax var. versicolor
PLANTS: Arundo versicolor
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Removal (YouTube):  County of San Diego

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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:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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