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Reed Canary Grass

Phalaris arundinacea

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
2-3 flowered spikelets, variable in colour from white to pale yellow or purple.
Fruit:
A one-seeded fruit (caryopsis).
Leaves:
Broad, flat, linear and alternate leaves, up to 2.5cm wide.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Not edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Canary Grass, Gardener's Garters, Reedgrass, Ribbon Grass, Speargrass.
Habitats:
Bogs, farmland, fens, gardens, marshes, meadows, riversides, wasteland, wetland, woodland.