reed canary grass
Systems Affected (standardized):
riparian/aquatic, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
Regions(s) present (updated by AB):
can quickly dominate wetlands, ditches, prairie potholes, and other sites with moist soil. It can exclude all other vegetation. Negatively impacts animal health
Reduced native biodiversity
Source? likely to be reintroduced:
Can form dense, persistent, monotypic stands in wetlands, moist meadows, and riparian areas that increase sedimentation, alter water circulation and ecosystem processes. Can exclude and displace desirable native plants and animals. Shade tolerant and highly competitive. Produces abundant pollen and chaff, which aggravate hay fever and allergies. Introduced as forage.
Native Regions in OK:
Current and past designations:
Present in OK?
Present in Bordering States?
TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR
Has Legal Status in BS?