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Arundo donax L.
Giant reed

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Arundo donax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Arundo donax available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Arundo donax has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Reported


Arundo donax has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lee County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Cultivated Only


Arundo donax has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland


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Arundo donax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton