Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3843

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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

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Invasive?

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

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Inflorescence a spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer
Grain olive-green
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):
Phalaris canariensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phalaris canariensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-61-002:
Phalaris canariensis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Phalaris canariensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Canarygrass, Birdseed Grass