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Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is a persistent invasive aquatic plant from Eurasia that chokes out most native plant communities and causes damage to some native bird and amphibian populations when it appears in more natural ecosystems. Reed canary grass is found to date in one approximately 30-acre patch in the eastern part of the refuge, between pools J-1 and G-1. In the UK reed canary grass is generally used to … 0000071894 00000 n 0000002667 00000 n %%EOF It is of particular concern because of the difficulty of selective control. INVASIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Reed canary grass reproduces prolifically vegetatively as well as by seed. 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Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is commonly found in Minnesota and is listed as invasive by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Native wetland and wet prairie species are replaced after several years of reed canary grass presence. 16 69 h��VYk�@�+}l�����i!�C�Bȃ�G`KAV���wf��%G5��B�=fv�of�%#�pɉT0 bL�/`VD �&�i� ��pa����$(f��'�K\"�N�Ti����U��� �+�zrB'���(WɒNDŽ�۟�)={��o��JG�G�H� �c���yE. Reed canarygrass is variable in morphology, so characteristics may depend upon the habitat. Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) This is a perennial grass species, with creeping roots (Rhizomes). Once established, reed canary grass forms dense patches that exclude native plants and wildlife. 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(1.9 cm) wide, glabrous and taper gradually. 0000070499 00000 n 0000071390 00000 n �C���B�h+q���hb:��@��l\u�"��?�9QY+�M����8A�9pn� \��9�I�vf���"*��q¾r����J�S����\��-X����WY� �o��`�n��,����ƿ6=B���+K�n��T���=B��7Ҍ,��1wE�Ǵ H�\��n�0��y Control strategies for the invasive reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) in North American wetlands: the need for an integrated management plan. xref Bernthal and Hatch (2008) found that 1 in ... native plants or seed often have other invasive species present, have higher management costs, and require more years of treatment to establish a desirable replacement plant community. 0000005528 00000 n In some parts of the world such as America and Canada, the species may be grown for livestock forage. Appearance Phalaris arundinacea is a cool-season perennial grass that grows to 6 ft. 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Origin and Spread The plant produces leaves and flower stalks for 5 to 7 weeks after germination in early spring, then spreads laterally. 84 0 obj <>stream 0000008538 00000 n 1913. 0000069956 00000 n The application allowed native sedges and forbs to dominate where reed canary grass was present. 0000071276 00000 n 0000002021 00000 n 0000070614 00000 n 0 0000011986 00000 n Growth peaks in mid-June and declines in mid-August. 147 0 obj <>stream 0000538664 00000 n Common names: reed canary grass; Scientific names: P. arundinacea; Phalaroides arundinacea; Ecological threat: It forms dense, persistent monospecific stands in wetlands, moist meadows, and riparian areas that outcompete desirable native plants. It spreads via seeds and rhizomes, similarly to knotweed. Like most invasive plants, reed canary grass threatens to replace native plants in high quality natural areas, especially wetlands, which in turn reduces critical … H�\��j�@��>�,�E1�;w�@HZȢ?4���B3��,����)-TH��9�w䚯��m�F��ƾ�����F�/��f�]��i�f�����S=dy Invasive Reed Canary Grass is a tenacious, rapidly growing, aggressive, perennial species in the Poaceae (Grass) family. H�\��n�0��z Habitat. Blue joint grass (Calamagrostis canadensis) is a native that is shorter than reed canary grass and more draping rather than upright. Settlers and farmers planted this grass as a source of food for their livestock. 0000033867 00000 n 0 ���� 0000032635 00000 n Lavergne, S., and J. Molofsky. USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Like most invasive plants, reed canary grass is capable of dominating areas where it becomes established, crowding out native vegetation and altering the area's diversity for both plant and animal life. Reed canary grass has become invasive or problematic in New England and across North America. How can I recognize it? 0000010972 00000 n Morrison SL; Molofsky J, 1998. %PDF-1.5 %���� LIFE CYCLE. startxref endstream endobj 28 0 obj <> endobj 29 0 obj <> endobj 30 0 obj <>stream 0000072081 00000 n 0000070029 00000 n The best way to tell reed canary grass apart from native grasses is that it exceeds 4-and-a-half feet tall. It is a major threat to marshes and natural wetlands because of its hardiness, aggressive nature and rapid growth. Reed canary grass (hereafter RCG) is a threat to the ecological integrity of countless wetlands across Wisconsin. 0000008652 00000 n h�b``�f``�����Z�� Ā B�@���q�a_���jxa����d����a� HL�V$����v Phalaris arundinacea. Reed canary grass has become invasive or problematic in New England and across North America, and the invasive plants may be the Eurasian genotype. Reed Canary Grass is a tall non-native grass that thrives in wet areas including wetlands, streams, and ditches. Its creeping rhizomes often form a thick sod layer, which can exclude all other plants (photograph 2). It is not invasive. Reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea- RCG) is a perennial, cool-season, rhizomatous plant in the grass family (Poaceae / Gramineae) (photograph 1). 0000023187 00000 n Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) as a biological model in the study of plant invasions. Reed Canary Grass. Phalaris arundinacea, or reed canary grass, is a tall, perennial bunchgrass that commonly forms extensive single-species stands along the margins of lakes and streams and in wet open areas, with a wide distribution in Europe, Asia, northern Africa and North America. Similar to Canary Grass but is more suitable for use in exposed northern regions as it is a much hardier plant and will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Appearance Phalaris arundinacea is a cool-season perennial grass that grows to 6 ft. (1.7 m) tall. 0000032747 00000 n It has been planted in the United States since the 1900s for forage and erosion control before it was discovered to be invasive. Disturbed wetlands are most susceptible to invasion. 4���1�A$t����Q�aH�û��^aNb8�������Q���1J�!���G������@���{���` 0 0000071537 00000 n Reed canarygrass was the third most commonly observed invasive plant species, after multiflora rose and garlic mustard. Reed canary grass is large and coarse, reaching up to nine feet … From May to mid-June, reed canary grass produces small purple or green flowers that eventually turn beige. It spreads aggressively. 0000070332 00000 n H=� However, according to the Plants Database Invasive reed canary grass grows densely, preventing or crowding out natural regeneration of wetland trees and shrubs. Reed canary grass dominates a significant number of wetlands in the Midwest. 0000013793 00000 n 0000033285 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n Foliage Leaf blades are flat, 1-4 ft. (0.3-1.2 m) long, up to 0.75 in. 0000006691 00000 n endstream endobj 113 0 obj <>/Metadata 13 0 R/Pages 110 0 R/StructTreeRoot 33 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 114 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 110 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 115 0 obj <>stream Threat. canary grass reed canarygrass This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. [$?0*E� 16 0 obj <> endobj It is a major threat to natural wetlands. 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