Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Arundo donax Linnaeus
(Giant Reed)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Exotic


Arundo donax is a large grass that looks like bamboo to the casual observer. It prefers the moist border of fields, sidewalks and other low or irrigated areas.
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Arundo donax, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Silver City, Oct. 15, 2007

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