Scientific Name: Phalaris arundinacea Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:reed canary grass, ribbon grassTexture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PoaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Poales (grass-like) Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x > 25m
Origin: Canada - central Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, (Spike-like), Yellow, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Yellow, Brown, Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Erosion control
Key ID Features:Leaf blades >1.2 mm wide and up to 20 cm long, flat and sharp-pointed with rough margins; sheath margins transparent; auricles absent; ligule tall rounded, toothed or torn, hairy on surface facing blade.