Phalaris paradoxa

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Phalaris paradoxa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phalaris
Species: P. paradoxa
Binomial name
Phalaris paradoxa

Phalaris paradoxa is a species of grass in genus Phalaris. Common names include awned canary-grass[1] and hood canarygrass.[2]

The spikelets are very different from those of other members of this genus. The spiklet glumes each have a hook.

It is native to Africa, Asia, and Europe, and it has been introduced widely. Its distribution within the United States includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Phalaris paradoxa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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