reed canary grass

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reed canary grass

n.
A tall rhizomatous perennial grass (Phalaris arundinacea) of wetland habitats in northern temperate regions, often forming dense stands.
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Noun1.reed canary grass - perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phalaris, Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
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