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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is sparingly cultivated in the Florida Keys. Although naturalized in other parts of Florida, we are not convinced that it has naturalized in South Florida.

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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 reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Reported






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Arundo donax
Copyright by: Shirley Denton