Reed Canarygrass

       

Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) Grass family

Small infestations found in Fairbanks area - Report immeddiately if found! Call 479-1213

Tall reed-like perennial rising from stout rhizomes. Stems are hollow, 2 to 6 feet tall, with bluish-green waxy coating. Leaf blades flat, up to 3/4 inch wide, with transparent ligules. Panicle inflorescence is 6 to 18 cm long with spikelets occurring in clusters on short scabrous branches. Seed heads compact at first then opening at maturity.

Forms dense, persistent, mono-specific stands that may threaten salmon habitat. Difficult to impossible to eradicate once established. Spreads with creeping rhizomes, effectively excluding all other vegetation.

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Partners for Fish & Wildlife Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks North Star Borough - Parks & Recreation Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District Department of Transportation and Public Facilities  Northern Region Tanana Valley Farmers Market