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*Arundo donax Linnaeus. Giant Reed. Phen: Sep-Aug. Hab: Roadsides, waste dumps, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of the Old World (most likely w. Asia) (Hardion et al. 2014).

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Taxonomy Comments: Horticultural forms with leaves transversely striped white and green have been treated as var. versicolor, but are better considered as only a form or cultivar.

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA25, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3; = n/a – C; > Arundo donax L. var. donax – HC; > Arundo donax L. var. versicolor (Mill.) Stokes – HC

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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