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Cinna arundinacea

Cinna arundinacea L.

Sweet Woodreed, Common Woodreed

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Cinna arundinacea var. inexpansa

USDA Symbol: CIAR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cinna arundinacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cinna arundinacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cinna arundinacea

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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