|reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)||
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. 
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