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Last updated 7/27/2009 by David Giblin.
Phalaris paradoxa L.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
Mediterranean canary grass

Publication: Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 2: 1665. 1763.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: Not at WTU; WS?

Notes: FNA24: "Phalaris paradoxa is native to the Mediterranean region; it is now found throughout the world, primarily in harbor areas and near old ballast dumps. It is an established weed in parts of Arizona and California. Within an inflorescence, the most reduced sterile spikelets are located near the base, and the most nearly normal spikelets are near the top."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Phalaris paradoxa L. var. praemorsa (Lam.) Coss. & Durieu