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Phalaris canariensis
Habit: grass
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Phalaris (old Greek name for a grass). Gramineae. Stout hardy ornamental grasses.

Spikelets 1-fld., in heads or spike-like panicles; glumes'boat-shaped, awnless; 2 minute sterile lemmas at base of perfect floret.—Ten species, mostly of S. Eu., one native throughout the northern part of N. Amer., a variety of which is ribbon-grass. P. canariensis, Canary-grass, which is cult, in Eu. for bird-food or as a cereal, sometimes escapes along roadsides. This annual species, on account of its variegated ovate spikes, is worthy of cult, as an ornamental grass.

The name "P. commulata, or Toowoomba Canary-grass." has appeared in recent agricultural literature, as an intro. from Austral. The grass has been identified as P. bulbosa, Linn. CH

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