Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Grass
Perennial

Non-native: Old World
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Glumes purplish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arundo donax   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arundo donax   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-04-001:
Arundo donax   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Arundo donax var. donax

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Arundo donax var. versicolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Reed