Definition of Phalaris arundinacea

1. Noun. Perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America.

Exact synonyms: Gardener's Garters, Lady's Laces, Reed Canary Grass, Ribbon Grass
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Genus Phalaris, Phalaris



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalaris Arundinacea

Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis amabilis
Phalaenoptilus
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Phalange
Phalangeridae
Phalangida
Phalangiidae
Phalangist
Phalangists
Phalangium
Phalangium opilio
Phalanx
Phalaris
Phalaris aquatica
Phalaris arundinacea (current term)
Phalaris canariensis
Phalaris tuberosa
Phalaropidae
Phalaropus
Phalaropus fulicarius
Phalguna
Phallaceae
Phallales
Phallus impudicus
Phallus ravenelii
Phalura
Phanariot
Phanerogamae
Phanerozoic

Literary usage of Phalaris arundinacea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"REED CANARY-GRASS (Phalaris arundinacea) 271. Botany and agricultural history. — Reed canary- grass is native to the temperate portions of Europe, ..."

2. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1855)
"Phalaris arundinacea, L.—Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. vol. ii. p. 234. HAB. Banks of rivulets in meadows, Upper Oregon. August, n. 216. 1. ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"Phalaris arundinacea L. Sp. Pl. 55. 1753. Glabrous, culms erect, 2°-5° tall, simple, smooth. Sheaths shorter than the internodes; ligule 1 "-3" long, ..."

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