Taxon  Report   6417 
Phalaris arundinacea  L.
Reed canarygrass
Phalaris arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Phalaris arundinacea
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Phalaris arundinacea
© 2009 Barry Rice
Phalaris arundinacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Phalaris arundinacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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
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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: Mar 19, 2018).

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