Arundo donax

Arundo donax

Arundo donax

(Giant Reed)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Arundo donax

Common name

Giant Reed

Flower colour; life form

Pale; grass

Campus

Townsville

Description

This tall grass to 6 m tall is sometimes referred to as ‘bamboo’. A native of southern Europe and Asia, it is becoming a weed in some areas. Grows from suckers on the rhizome, leaves are in 2 rows along the length of the stem and the inflorescence is a fluffy dense panicle to 60 cm long.