Phalaris arundinacea

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPhalaris
SpeciesPhalaris arundinacea L.
Common Namereed canarygrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
C value
StatusNot Native; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Arundo colorata Arundo colorata Aiton
Arundo riparia Arundo riparia Salisb.
Calamagrostis colorata Calamagrostis colorata (Aiton) Sibth.
Digraphis americana Digraphis americana Elliott ex Loud.
Digraphis arundinacea Digraphis arundinacea
Phalaris arundinacea f. coarctata Phalaris arundinacea f. coarctata (Prahl) Junge
Phalaris arundinacea f. minor Phalaris arundinacea f. minor Jansen & Wacht.
Phalaris arundinacea f. pallens Phalaris arundinacea f. pallens Stebler ex Hegi
Phalaris arundinacea f. pallida Phalaris arundinacea f. pallida Schwarz
Phalaris arundinacea f. ramifera Phalaris arundinacea f. ramifera Junge
Phalaris arundinacea f. ramosa Phalaris arundinacea f. ramosa Gaudin
Phalaris arundinacea subsp. typica Phalaris arundinacea subsp. typica Paunero
Phalaris arundinacea var. arundinacea Phalaris arundinacea var. arundinacea
Phalaris arundinacea var. colorata Phalaris arundinacea var. colorata Hartm.
Phalaris arundinacea var. genuina Phalaris arundinacea var. genuina Hack.
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta Phalaris arundinacea var. picta L.
Phalaroides arundinacea Phalaroides arundinacea (L.) Raeusch.
Phalaroides arundinacea var. picta Phalaroides arundinacea var. picta (L.) Tzvelev

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Allen (KY), Ballard (KY), Bath (KY), Boyd (KY), Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Elliott (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Graves (KY), Harlan (KY), Henderson (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Leslie (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Menifee (KY), Oldham (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Wayne (KY), Wolfe (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Chester (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Grundy (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Monroe (TN), Obion (TN), Robertson (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MDKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21587
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153160 McCreary Kentucky 08 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6531
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153129 Jackson Kentucky 19 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3134
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153095 Allen Kentucky 05 Jul 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3721
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153079 Leslie Kentucky 23 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1900
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153137 Jackson Kentucky 01 Aug 1989 Joe Abner
89-159
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153152 Lewis Kentucky 14 Jun 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
BC-255
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153087 Rowan Kentucky 13 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1172
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21587
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153194 Shelby Kentucky 26 Apr 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
9930
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100774288 Wolfe Kentucky 30 Jul 1988 Ross C. Clark
21587
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153046 Clinton Kentucky 30 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
759
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006848 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006847 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153061 Laurel Kentucky 01 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
454
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153145 Laurel Kentucky 10 Jun 1991 Ronald L. Jones
6772
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153053 Harlan Kentucky 26 Jun 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1077
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153111 Franklin Kentucky Steven Rice
FR-216
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153236 Cumberland Tennessee 11 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4920
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153103 Elliott Kentucky 07 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2189
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100779055 Menifee Kentucky 05 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
505
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153178 Powell Kentucky 12 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2932
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
31234100153186 Rowan Kentucky 02 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6719
EKY
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006845 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006844 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006842 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006846 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Carter Tennessee 05 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 29 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Carter Tennessee 14 Jun 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
ETSU005966 Carter Tennessee 18 Jun 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023096 Jackson Kentucky 23 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55227
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023099 Campbell Kentucky 13 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2095
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023093 Kenton Kentucky 01 Jul 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
364
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023083 Campbell Kentucky 11 Jun 1997 Thieret, John
60130
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023089 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 1978 Thieret, John
50348
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023098 Elliott Kentucky 23 May 1993 Thieret, John
53367
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
MDKY00005072 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris arundinacea
MDKY00005070 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris arundinacea
MDKY00005074 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris arundinacea
MDKY00005073 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025149 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025148 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
BEREA006843 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Johnson Tennessee 13 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Johnson Tennessee 19 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
N/A Carter Tennessee 19 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023088 Lewis Kentucky 12 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
3173
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023095 Bath Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55191
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
31973000023092 Menifee Kentucky 25 May 1976 Thieret, John
48956
KNK
Phalaris arundinacea
MDKY00005071 Boyd Kentucky
MDKY
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025189 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025140 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025150 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025144 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025126 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025143 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025191 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025139 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025146 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025127 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025129 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025133 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025135 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025137 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025134 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025199 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025124 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025128 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025138 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025125 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025188 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025142 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025145 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025185 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025132 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025190 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025130 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025131 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025147 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025187 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0056394 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0071898 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0052900 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0043003 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0043002 Stewart Tennessee 15 Jul 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0064684 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0110359 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0079966 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025136 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025123 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0075256 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025186 Carlisle Kentucky
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
TENN-V-0025141 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0073692 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094297 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0054651 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0084443 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0055639 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094294 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0056685 Jackson Tennessee
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094295 Livingston Kentucky 28 May 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0064683 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0070426 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0043004 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094296 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0071449 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094298 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0093944 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094300 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
APSC0094519 Wayne Kentucky
APSC
Phalaris arundinacea
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