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General Infomation

A stout perennial grass with creeping rhizomes and stolons. Can reach heights of 12 to 15 ft, and is considered an invasive weed due to its prolific growth pattern and the difficulty of control measures.


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Species Data


Forms dense, homogenous stands in fresh or brackish marshy areas. Its distribution is all of North America.


Round and hollow.

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