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reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea; GRASS FAMILY [Poaceae])  A large (2-6), coarse perennial grass of wetlands and disturbed upland sites.  Erect, hairless stem with rather wide, flat, tapering leaves 3-10 long.  Compact panicles of green-to-purple flowers in early summer mature to light brown later in the season.  Emerges early in spring, forming dense stands that crowd out other vegetation.  An invasive introduction from Eurasia.  [129]

 

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