Reed Canary Grass - Poaceae (Grass Family) Phalaris arundinacea
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Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Located July 27, 2008, near first restroom on way to Mirror Lake

A perennial rhizome growing from 12 to 7 feet tall, leaves are broad, flat leaves from 5 to  25 mm. wide with a hollow stem. They form clumps up to three feet wide.
Spikelets are 3-flowered and occur on a narrow panicle 2 to 12 inches long.  There are native and nonnative canary grasses.

This grass has been used as a host plant for some skippers. For sample, click on

Ochlodes sylvanoides napa
Polites draco

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