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Reed Canary-grass
Phalaris arundinaceae
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - August. Perennial. Native.
Identification confirmed by Paul Green

Branched flowerheads with silky, one-flowered spikelets. Pointed broad, flat leaves with rough edges, ligules short and blunt. Leaves persist through the winter. Height 100-180cm.

Found where water levels fluctuate in ditches and at the margins of ponds, lakes and canals, can tolerate drier conditions in summer. Widespread throughout Ireland.

Similar: Common Reed, Phragmites australis



Reed Canary-grass

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