Species: 

Phalaris arundinacea

Common Name(s): 

reed canary grass

Habitats Impacted: 

riparian/aquatic, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

NE, PH

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Phalaris arundinacea

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

A species with both native and exotic forms. Can quickly dominate sites with moist soil, outcompeting native vegetation. Can clog waterways. May promote erosion. Can spread by seeds, rhizomes, and stem fragments. Introduced for hay and forage.

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