Arundo donax. GIANT REED. Europe
POACEAE or GRAMINEAE (Grass family)

Walk along Constanzo St. between Santa Ynez and Dolores to see a copse of giant reed. Like the naturalized grasses Cortaderia selloana and C. jubata, it has been widely planted as an ornamental and has also proved to be a serious wildland weed: Invasive Plants of California Wildlands http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/datastore/datareport.cfm?reportnumber=42.

Illustration: Hitchcock, A.S. 1951. Manual of the Grasses of the United States, ed. 2, rev. A. Chase. U.S.D.A. Misc. Publ. 200. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

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