Species: 

Arundo donax 

Common Name: 

giant reed

Systems Affected (standardized): 

riparian/aquatic, urban/garden

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE, SW

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Impacts: 

Crowds out native plants species; reduces wildlife habitat; contributes to higher fire frequency and intensity; and modifies river hydrology

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Further spread is highly probable given its ease of propagation from water-carried rhizome fragments and the commercial availability/agricultural plantings of A. donax and value as an alternative to tree products and as a soil-stabilizing ornamental species.

Info Blurb: 

Crowds out native species, modifies natural fire regimes and river hydrology. Further spread is likely given its ease of propagation. Intentionally planted as a soil-stabilizing species and as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

OWL

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

OK, NM, CO, TX, KS, AR, MO, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

TX NP