Giant-Reed (Arundo donax)
Giant-Reed Species Description
These plants are from foreign areas (those that occur outside of North America north of Mexico) that have been released intentionally or unintentionally. Plants that have been disseminated or escaped as a result of human activity, and become established somewhere within the United States, Canada or Greenland.
Allergenicity: Giant-Reed (Arundo donax) is a moderate allergen.
Pollination: Occurs in following seasons depending on latitude and elevation: all year long.
Angiosperm - Flowering Monocot: Plants in this group have one embryonic leave (single cotyledon). This group include the grasses, lilies, orchids and palms.
Shrub: A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.
Bamboo or Cane: Perennial grasses with woody, usually hollow stems (culms) with conspicuously ringed nodes. Bamboos and canes are primarily subtropical or tropical in their native distribution. Certain species can reach heights of from 20 to 30 meters
Grass/Grass-like: Any plant characterized by parallel-veined leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
Weed: Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
Perennial: Living for many years.
State Noxious Weed: unpleasant and possibly also harmful.
Wetland Plant: Plants growing in aquatic or wetland habitats. These include all known floating, submerged, and emergent taxa, plus those that are found in permanently or seasonally wet habitats.
Woody Stem: Non-herbaceous. Lignified.
Evergreen: Retaining leaves throughout the year including changing seasons.
Herbaceous Stem: Not woody, lacking lignified tissues.
Giant-Reed Species Usage
Pharmacological: Used in medicine or pharmacological research.
More Giant-Reed (Arundo donax) imagesby Jessie M. Harris from BONAP