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Canary Grass

Scientific Name
Phalaris canariensis
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with florets
Source
Clare McLellan Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Straw coloured

Floret Length: 4 - 7mm

Floret Sculpture: Hairs and bristles, Without awn

Floret Shape: Tear-drop

Panicle spike-like, 1.5–7 cm long, erect, dense, whitish except for the green nerves. Spikelets strongly laterally compressed, imbricate, 6–10 mm long, deciduous above the glumes at maturity. Glumes persistent, abruptly acute, equal, 6–10 mm long, similar, 3–5-nerved. Sterile florets 2, subequal, 2.5–4.5 mm long. Fertile lemma 4.8–6.8 mm long, 5-nerved, tough; palea 2-nerved. Source: See Web Links PlantNET - FloraOnline
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
29/11/2011 02:33 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:39 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Canary Grass (Phalaris canariensis) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:39:11 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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